Joan L. Williamson, 82, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Halcyon House in Washington. Celebration of life services were held Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home. Interment was held at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Memorials have been established for the Alzheimer’s Association and Paws and More animal shelter. Online condolences may be sent for Joan’s family through the web at

Joan was born May 13, 1936, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of Robert and Grace (Geist) Wray. She graduated from high school in Knoxville, Iowa, and attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Joan was united in marriage to Robert Williamson in December of 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Joan worked as an administrative assistant for Barat College in Lake Forest, Ill., and at the Super 8 Motel in Washington. She was a member of T.T.T. and enjoyed crocheting. 

She is survived by her husband: Robert Williamson of Washington; children: Rob (Char) Brenneman of Washington, Lynn Brenneman of Keota, Christi (Mark) Beenblossom of Washington, and Brenda (Terry) Dunphy of Grimes, Iowa; stepchildren: Jennifer (Rod) Mason of Cape Coral, Fla., Mike (Patrice) Williamson of Kansas City, Kan., and Tim (Sarah) Williamson of Iowa City; daughter-in-law: Lisa Brenneman of Keota; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; and one son: Gene Brenneman. 

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