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Blanche (Wireman) Williams

Blanche (Wireman) Williams, 86, of Iowa Park, formerly of Marion, Ohio and Oldtown, Kentucky, died Saturday, December 3, 2011 after an extended illness.

On April 14, 1925, Blanche was born in Oldtown, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Oren and Ine Wireman of Oldtown, Kentucky and long-time resident of Marion Ohio.

During her early travels, Blanche met a young man named Don, who would become her ever-constant love and companion. They were married in 1947 at the Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Clyde, Ohio.

A dedicated worker, Blanche gave her best during the 20 years of service to JC Penney Corporation where she eventually retired. She also worked for Bendix Corporation for several years.

Sharing a love for travel with her husband, they enjoyed trips to musicals in Chicago and New York, reminiscing with Don’s WWII naval comrades in Florida and Texas, and camping as much as possible.

Blanche was a member of the First Baptist Church in Iowa Park, the Does Drove #154 in Wichita Falls, and a spouse member of the National Destroyer Escort Sailors Association (DESA).

Blanche was the much loved wife of the late Don Sr., mother to Don Jr. and spouse Theresa of Iowa Park, sister to the late Arizona, James, and Virginia, grandmother to Jerry and spouse Marina, Kyle and spouse Meagan and Joshua and spouse Meagan, all of Wichita Falls and great-grandmother to Donovan, Kaden, Christopher, Brendon, Makenzie, and Isabella.

One of life’s unique travelers will be sadly missed by all whose lives touched.

Her last wishes were simple, no viewing, no crying, and no black to be worn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Blanche’s memory can be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76308-0804.

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