Charlotte Joyce Willson, 88, Columbia City passed away suddenly at 12:24 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her home.
She was born on July 17, 1928 in Auburn, the daughter of Wilbur W. and Genevieve (Gloy) Hamman.
She graduated from Ossian High School with the Class of 1946. Charlotte married Glenn W. Willson on August 2, 1947 at the Presbyterian Church in Ossian. In 1962, she and her husband moved to a farm in Union Township and in 2006 they retired to Columbia City. She was a member of First Church of God and was a devoted housewife and homemaker, who dearly loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her four children, Gary W. (Sally) Willson, Bruce A. (Annette) Willson both of Columbia City, Dean E. (Patricia) WIllson, Leo, and Rita C. (Gale) Pittman, South Whitley; one brother, Bill (Karen) Crane, Ossian; eight grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Glenn W. and one brother, Jack Hamman.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at DeMoney-Grimes, A Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the funeral home with one hour of visitation prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Randy Grimes, certified funeral celebrant, will officiate. Burial will follow at Covington Memorial Gardens, Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Memorial bequest may be given in Mrs. Willson’s memory to First Church of God.
DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.