Mary “Joan” Addison, 94, of Gwynneville, passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.
She was born October 29, 1928, in Morristown, the daughter of Wayne W. and Nellie T. (Talbert) Wilcoxon. On April 23, 1948, she married James H. Addison, and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2003.
Joan is survived by her son, James Michael Addison of Nineveh; grandson, Michael A. “Tony” Addison and wife, Jennifer, of Fairland; granddaughter, Lesley A. Denison and husband, Dan, of Nineveh; great-grandchildren, Summer, Joe, Kaiman and Tripp; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to James, Joan was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Wilcoxon and Jack Wilcoxon; sister, C. Jean DeHart; and daughter-in-law, Regina Ann “Gina” Addison.
Joan graduated in 1946 from Morristown High School.
She was a member of the Gwynneville Christian Church, where she participated with the Ladies’ Aid group.
Joan formerly worked in the office at Morristown High School. She retired in 1992, as the Gwynneville Post Master, with 18 years of service.
She was also a member of the former Morristown Order of Eastern Star No. 316 and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home, with Ted Hagel officiating.
Interment will be at Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gwynneville Christian Church, 7104 E. Mulberry St., Gwynneville, IN 46144.
Online condolences may be shared with Joan’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.