Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ivon Adelia William-son, 93, formerly of Exeter, passed away in Prineville, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at her home. She was born April 19, 1918, in Sac City, Iowa, to Glen H. Cole and Pearl M. (Kluge) Cole. In 1929, she and her family moved to Exeter, where she graduated high school in 1935. She married to Floyd Leslie Williamson, of Shell Knob, on Nov. 24, 1937. He predeceased her in 1999. The couple moved to Oregon a short time thereafter and had a daughter and a son, Dorothy Elaine (Williamson) Cooper and Leslie Allen Williamson, who survive.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren as well as siblings, Loren Cole, of Monett, Charlotte (Cole) Still and Jerry Cole, both Prineville, Ore., and Verla (Cole) Phillips, of Redmond, Ore., and sister, Esperence (Cole) Haddock. She was predeceased by one brother, Merle Cole.

A funeral service was held Saturday at the Missionary Baptist Church in Prineville, Ore. Interment followed at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville, Ore.