TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Barbara Wilson, named WTWO’s Remarkable Woman in 2021 has passed away.

Terre Haute native Barbara Wilson was one of the first female pharmacists in the state and was also a 2014 Distinguished Hoosier award winner.

A Purdue University graduate, Wilson dedicated her life to helping others pursue careers as pharmacists. She helped provide free housing to pharmacy students who came to St. Ann’s Clinic for internships. She also spent the early 90s working with the state licensing board to make it easier for qualified pharmacists who received degrees in other countries to become licensed in Indiana.

Following her retirement, Wilson continued giving back through volunteering. She also donated her $1,000 Remarkable Woman price to the Council on Domestic Abuse.

Visitation is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. December 21 at Callahan-Hughes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:05 p.m. on December 22, at St Benedict’s Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for The Council on Domestic Abuse (CODA), 26 S. 17th St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.

Editor’s note: This story has been amended to reflect that Wilson was among the first female pharmacists in the state.