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Anita Jean "Jeannie" Williamson 85 of Woodland

Anita Jean “Jeannie” Williamson was born July 12, 1935 at home in rural Woodland to Elmer and Maude (Lee) Martin. She married Sam Williamson on June 12, 1953.

Jeannie is survived by her husband, Sam; beloved grandchildren, Rachel (Mike) Morris of Santa Monica, California, Ross (Brooke) Williamson, and Carrie (Kevin) Girard of Watseka; one adored great-grandchild, Jack Bruce Williamson of Watseka; and daughter-in-law, Paula Gross Williamson (Mark) Hodak of Kankakee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Bruce Williamson; brother, John Martin, who lost his life in the Battle of the Bulge; and sister, Kathy Francisco.

She enjoyed her work at Welles School as a music teacher until 1973 when she and her
husband purchased The Jewel Box which they owned and operated in downtown Watseka for 23 years. She was an avid lover of music and animals.

She passed peacefully at home on Monday, May 17, 2021, surrounded by her beloved family.

Services will be held at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka on Friday May 21, 2021. A visitation will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm followed by a funeral service at noon.

Memorials can be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

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