Catherine Irene Williamson, 92, of Spiceland passed into the arms of our Lord Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at her residence. She was born November 4, 1928 in Butlerville, Indiana, a daughter of the late Everett Albert and Edna Catherine (Sparks) Neel. She married Floyd Williamson on October 10, 1948, he preceded her in death March 19, 1956.
Catherine has been a main staple in the Henry County Community for many years. She is known to many as Aunt Catherine. If you grew up in Spiceland, she was the happy face behind the grocery counter at Houchins or Wilson’s Market. She knew all the families in town and gave out so much love & advice over those counters. Catherine started making crafts to help pay for Christmas presents for her family over a 50 year period, ending with her last craft show in 2019. You would see her in her early years at Big Brothers & Big Sisters, all the way to her last show of Christian Crafters.
Catherine’s talent for crafting allowed her to volunteer time to many others. She helped support her great-great niece, Hannah Brooks, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. She spent numerous hours working & making flower arrangements for the Cerebral Palsy of Henry County. Catherine served as Vice President of the Cerebral Palsy for 25 years, where she helped families with children and adults with cerebral palsy.
Luther Pigeon ask Catherine to come to work for him as a custodian after Wilson’s Market sold. She then worked for Draper, Inc. for 26 years where she retired at the age 85. She loved working for Draper and enjoyed seeing the other employees and hearing about their families. She and her sidekick, Carletta swept and cleaned many miles of floors together over the years.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth (Neel) Jordan of Spiceland; her special nephew, Bill (Carol) Charles of Spiceland; special niece, Rose Dicken of New Castle; great nieces, Ruth Coffey of New Castle, Cindy (Alan) Brooks of Spiceland; great nephews, Bill (Dawn) Dicken of Savannah, Georgia and Sam Charles of Spiceland; great great nieces, Ashley King, Brittany Charles, Hannah Brooks, Emily Dicken; great great nephews, Will & Daniel Dicken, Evan, Jordan & Tyler Brooks and Ian Charles. She loved and cared for each one, making birthdays special and making all their favorite foods. Our lives have been so blessed to of had her in our lives.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Williamson; two sisters; four brothers; and a special niece, Linda Charles.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral in New Castle with David Brock and Mark Herbkersman officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of services on Monday. Memorial contributions may be given to Cerebral Palsy of Henry County, 307 Roland Lane, New Castle, IN 47362. Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s mandate, face coverings are required. You may express condolences or share a memory of Catherine at www.hinsey-brown.com.