PHYLLIS J. (BONNELL) WILLIAMSON
June 2, 1923 - June 30, 2009
SOUTH BEND - Phyllis Jean Williamson, 86, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Tuesday, June 30th, in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross, South Bend. She was born on June 2, 1923, in Marion County, IN, to the late Cathryn M. (Martin) and Robert D. Bonnell Sr.
On October 15, 1944, in South Bend, as Phyllis Jean Bonnell, she married Melvin Dale Williamson, who preceded her in death in 2003. Phyllis was also preceded in death by a son, Charles "Chucky" Williamson, and a brother, Robert D. Bonnell Jr.
Surviving Phyllis are two daughters, Patty A. Behn of Dayton, Ohio, and Cathy M. (James) Bolinger of Washington, DC; a son, Michael D. Williamson of Glen Ellyn, IL; seven grandchildren, David (Kim) Aker, Christopher (Carrie) Williamson, Danielle (Dan) Kamp, Aaron Williamson, Brian (Anna) Williamson, Douglas (Nichole) Behn and Eric (Amanda) Behn; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Phyllis was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, South Bend, where she had served on the Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Clay Township Fire Department Women's Auxiliary and Elks Lodge #235, and was a 1942 graduate of South Bend Central High School.
She enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing, bingo, and had been a volunteer for Real Services and Meals on Wheels for 17 years. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of the Sanctuary of Holy Cross, Sunflower East, for all the love and care they provided Phyllis.
Services for Phyllis will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3rd, in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 51900 Mayflower Road, South Bend, where family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until services. Rev. Timothy Knauff Jr., pastor of the church, will conduct the services. Burial will be at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, following services. The family request that memorial contributions in Phyllis's name be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 51900 Mayflower Road, South Bend, IN 46628. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at email@example.com. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Published by South Bend Tribune on Jul. 2, 2009.