Obituary for Willa Mae Slone


Willa Mae Slone

Willa Mae Slone, 70, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 7:55 am on June 15, 2015 in her residence.

On January 24, 1945, she was born in Martin, Kentucky to Ollie and Mollie (Goodman) Robinson. She was united in marriage to Lon Clay Slone on July 6, 1963 in David, Kentucky, who preceded her in death on September 1, 2007. They were married for forty four years.

Moving to Winona Lake in 1963 and then Warsaw in 1966, Willa Mae raised two daughters Vickie McClone of Warsaw and Michele “Shelly” Slone of Warsaw. She worked various jobs at Korth Furniture and Sun Metal before working at the Holiday Inn as a hostess in Ginger’s Gardens. Her bright smile would be welcoming. She retired to spend time with her grandchildren; they were the light of her life and her pride and joy.

Willa Mae is survived by two daughters, Vickie McClone, Warsaw and Shelly (and spouse William) Slone, Warsaw; five grandchildren, Riley, Wesley, Landon, Wyatt and Jacob; two sisters, Lisa Castle, Langley, Kentucky and Dolly Robinson, Jacksonville Beach, Florida; four brothers, Claude Robinson of Sidney and James Robinson, Ricky Robinson and Lonnie Robinson all of Martin, Kentucky. She was also survived by her “sisters by choice” Opal Bates, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Wanda Ramey, Warsaw and Janice Hall, Warsaw.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Annabelle Slone, Hilene Hall, Dollie Belle Robinson and Sally Ray; four brothers, Everett Robinson, Ollie Robinson Jr., Harrison Robinson and Gary Blackburn Robinson.

A funeral service will be at 10:00 am Friday, June 19, 2015 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with Ken Locke and Pastor Henry Arnett Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Visitation hours will be from 4:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday, June 18, 2015 in the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 501 Arthur Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.



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