In Memory

Barbara Ford (Williamson)

Barbara Ford (Williamson)


Barbara Jean (Ford) Williamson

Barbara Jean Williamson, 69, of 5331 E. Old 30, Pierceton, died at 2:20 p.m. Dec. 7, 2011, in her residence.

She was born May 24, 1942, in Warsaw, to Harold A. and Jean Mae Dietel Ford. On April 26, 1968, she married Richard Lee Williamson, who survives.

A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, she was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of Celebration United Methodist Church, Winona Lake; the Indiana Columbia Sheep Association; and past president of both Kosciusko County Sheep Association and Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers Association. She worked at many different places throughout her life including Creighton Brothers, Warsaw; delivered bulk mail; drove the van in Whitley and Kosciusko counties for JR Corp., Columbia City; was a beautician; and was a secretary at Ford’s Auto Supply, Warsaw.

Also surviving are four sons: Craig (and spouse Chris) Williamson, Akron; Donald (and spouse Jamey) Baker, Tippecanoe; Doug Baker, West Branch, Iowa; and David Baker, Warsaw; three daughters, Tennley Walters, Shelley Shilling and Penny (and spouse Glen) Zorn, all of Warsaw; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Olinger, Warsaw, Indiana.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Pastor Cindy Gackenheimer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Calling is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Celebration United Methodist Church, 1289 S. CR 250E, Winona Lake, IN 46590; or to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196.

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