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Mary Katherine "Mary Kay" Williamson, 99, a lifelong Pulaski County resident, passed away peacefully at 7:38 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Katherine (Miller) Wiesjahn.
She was a 1937 Star City High School graduate.
On Oct. 21, 1936, she married Ed Williamson. He preceded her in death on March 10, 1989.
Mary Kay was a lifelong homemaker and farmwife. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna where she played the organ for over 50 years. She was active over the years serving on the Star City Centennial and Sesquicentennial committees, Winamac Book Club, Star City TOPS, and she was also a 2007 Women of Pulaski County Honoree.
Mary Kay was known for her multi-family garage sales, her oil and watercolor painting and also her poetry. She was very proud that her poem "The Hoosier State of Indiana" was published in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. She enjoyed crafts, genealogy, traveling and helping friends and neighbors.
Survivors include her children, Katherine "Kay" Brown (Jerry) of Kewanna, Karen Kruger of Star City, John Williamson of Star City, Carol Fernandez of Star City and Rita Williamson of Winamac. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by granddaughter Abby Smith, brothers Donald, Edgar and Ralph Wiesjahn, sisters Ethel Overlease and Zelda Wiesjahn, stepsisters, Mildred Martin, Bessie Handy and Jane Jeziorski, and foster sisters Martha Vester and Tillie Merrill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna with Father Mike McKinney officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery in Winamac.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel where there will also be a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Star City Lions Club to benefit any future Star City community projects.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Williamson family at www.ransfuneral homes.com
Published on January 16, 2018
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