Betty Wilson to return home Saturday


Long-time East Campus resident Betty Wilson said she is expecting to come home after spending the last few weeks recovering from a stroke at University Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation Center.

“I’m doing fine and expecting to be back home on Saturday,” Wilson said. “I’m on the way to a full recovery.

Paul Wallace, a friend and neighbor of Wilson’s for nearly 40 years, said he is very happy about her swift recuperation. He said he has often gone to Wilson for advice and appreciates her myriad contributions to East Campus and to Columbia.

“If I had any question about local politics, I would take my cue from Betty,” Wallace said.”

“Betty did everything; she was as active in politics as (former Columbia mayor) Clyde (Wilson) was, she was in social work, got a law degree, was assistant dean of the law school, and has had a law practice for the last 20 years.”

True to form, Wilson said she plans to go back to work on Monday and stressed how much she appreciated the support she received throughout the ordeal.

“I’m very grateful for all the support from the neighborhood,” Wilson said. “I’ve had many visitors. It’s a positive, uplifting experience to have such great neighbors.”


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