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Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson

MATCP Mourns
the Loss of
Ann Wilson


It is with greatest sadness that MATCP informs you of the passing of Ann Wilson.
Ann passed away on November 29, 2021. Ann was a treatment court legend and was instrumental of our work here in Missouri and on the national level with NADCP.
Ann will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her and her legacy will live on through our treatment court professionals and the individuals we serve.
Thank you Ann for all your dedication to the Treatment Courts–you will be missed.


Elizabeth Ann Wilson, age 66, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, November 29, 2021 at her home.

She was born on January 29, 1955 in Jefferson City, Mo. the daughter of Walter Bert and Mary Ruth (Rogers) Linebarger.

A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Ann was a 1973 graduate of Jefferson City High School. After graduation, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lincoln University in 1982 and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri in 1986.

Ann worked for the State of Missouri for 31 years in many different roles. She worked for the Office of State Courts Administrator as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinator from 1994 until 2008.

She was a Board Member of the Girl Scouts, Little Explorers Discovery Center (formerly JC Daycare) since 2008, MADCP from 2008-2013, and NADCP since 1995. Ann received many awards including the NADCP/NDCI Achievement Award in 2007, the Harold E. Hughes Service and Exceptional Rural Drug Court Award in 2007, the Claire McCaskill Award from MADCP in 2007, and the Stanley Goldstein Hall of Fame Award from the NADCP in 2008.

Ann loved to keep busy by getting lost in a good book. She had an adventurous and fun-loving spirit which lead her to travel four of the seven continents. She explored various destinations in Asia, Europe, Australia and of course, North America. She will be remembered for her giving heart and dedication to helping others. She was always there to lend a smile, her time, a friendly conversation, or just make family and friends feel special. Most of all, Ann loved spending time with those she loved, especially her grandchildren. She had a passion for life and always enjoyed every moment.

Survivors include: one daughter, Tabetha Wilson of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Sharon Bowie of Plano, Tx.; one brother, Walter “Wally” Linebarger of Jefferson City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Ana Thalia Gamboa, Allison Ann Theissen, and Emily Elizabeth Theissen; and one great-grandchild, Ta’Riya Thalia Moore.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel. A webcast of the funeral service will begin at 6:00 p.m. for friends that are not able to attend by going to her memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Camp Hickory Hill or Little Explorers Discovery Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.


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