Juanita Irene “Toni” Williamson, age 85 of Kendallville, passed away September 10, 2020 at Orchard Pointe in Kendallville. Mrs. Williamson was born in Kendallville, Indiana, above the Palace of Sweets on Main Street, on August 5, 1935 to the late Basil Earl Nott, Sr. and Grace Eleanor “Pat” (Bordner) Nott-Eshelman. She graduated from Rome City High School in 1953 and early on worked at Sears & Roebuck in Kendallville. Later she became a farm wife and worked on the family farm along with her first husband, Corky Conrad. She retired from Kraft Foods in Kendallville after 25 years of dedicated service. After she retired, Toni worked parttime at Treasure Me Dolls in Kendallville making Bobby Knight dolls. She married John William Williamson in 1987 at Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Toni was a kind and friendly soul. She never met a stranger and was always concerned more about others than she was herself. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandma and homemaker and dedicated to her family. Toni was an avid sports fan and she loved watching college basketball.
Husband, John Williamson of Kendallville.
Daughter, Kim and Matt Beerbower of Auburn.
Son, Craig and Michelle Conrad of Conover, North Carolina.
Daughter, Kelly Hipskind and Steve “Pork” Bainbridge of Auburn.
Five grandchildren including Courtney and Brian Weller of Garrett; Mitchell Beerbower of Nashville, Tennessee; Mariah Hipskind of Leo; Tayler Hipskind and her fiancé, Jimmy Leakey of Leo; and Seger Conrad of Conover, North Carolina.
Six great grandchildren including Braylon Knox, Navayla Hipskind, Adalyn Leakey, Zyliana Hipskind, Maddux Weller and Cooper Weller.
Stepdaughter, Colleen Williamson of Nashville, Tennessee.
Stepdaughter, Kitty and Al Helmkamp of LaGrange.
Step grandchildren: Grant, Kendra and Dana Helmkamp.
Brother, Tom and Cheri Nott of South Milford.
Many nieces and nephews.
Sister-in-law, Jeannine Williamson of Palm Springs, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-law, Basil Earl “Bud” and Carolyn Nott, Jr. and a grandson-in-law, Sgt. JaBraun Knox.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with visitation an hour prior to the service.
Pastor Stuart Kruse will officiate the funeral service.
Burial will follow at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.
Memorial donations may be made to the JaBraun Knox Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o or donor’s choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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