Wavoline M. Witham, age 92, of Tipton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Kingston at DuPont in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wavoline was born on September 1, 1929, to her parents, Walter & Jessie (Harshman) Gagle in Portland, Indiana. Wavoline married Bill Jones in 1947. They shared 29 years together, raising 4 wonderful children before Bill passed away in September of 1976. Wavoline married Clayton Witham in 1985, sharing 20 years of marriage before he passed away in October of 2005.
Wavoline was a graduate of Fort Recovery High School in Ohio, class of 1947. She worked for Jay Garment Clothing Company in Portland, Indiana for more than 30 years where she was a master seamstress. Her work required patience and a steady hand; she excelled at both. She was a dedicated member of the Tetersburg Church of Christ. Her faith was so important to her, and she lived her life for her Lord and Savior.
Wavoline’s family meant the world to her. She was the best grandma, always making sure her grandchildren knew how much they meant to her. She had an infectious laugh and gave the warmest hugs. Wavoline enjoyed her life on the farm with Clayton; they would work side by side every day. She also loved to work in the yard whether that be mowing or gardening. In her free time, she enjoyed clothing repair.
Those left to carry on Wavoline’s legacy of love are her children, Dale (Annette) Jones, Karen (Michael) Li, Susan Steveson; daughter-in-law, Diana Jones; grandchildren, Jacob, Joyce, Tim, Tom, Ryan, Kristi, Stacy, Michelle; great grandchildren, Dakota, Lane, Alec, Kira, Christian, Spencer, Brooklyn, Kayleigh, Charlotte, Benjamin, Matt, Lucas, Aria, Brielle; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Wavoline was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, Walter & Jessie Gagle; husband, Clayton Witham; son, Gary Jones; son-in-law, Randy Stevenson; siblings, Kate Earhart, Elizabeth Iliff, Billie Gagle, Floyd Gagle, Merle Gagle; and Bill Jones.
A funeral service celebrating Wavoline’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home located at 314 N. Main St. in Tipton, IN with Pastor Jon Moody officiating. A visitation for family & friends will take place prior to the service from Noon-2:00PM. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Arcadia Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
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