Willia was born to Albert and Irene Freeman on Nov. 11, 1924 in Arnett, OK. Willia, 88, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 6, 2013 surrounded by her family. Willia married Nolan Martin on Nov. 6, 1942 and they had two children Larry and Lavone. Nolan passed away on March 22, 1961. She married Verne Rissman on Dec. 11, 1964. Willia had three brothers and three sisters, a son and daughter, five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren. Willia was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Irene, sister Lorene Dowell, brothers Bill, Oren and Frank Freeman, granddaughter Sheri Martin, grandson Jason Briggs, Derek Martin. Willia is survived by her husband Verne Rissman, sisters Jesse Dowell and Lillie Geer, son Larry, daughter Lavone, two stepdaughters Cheryl and Margaret, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Willia will be greatly missed by those who hold her in their hearts, Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She now rests in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.kibbeyfishburn.com. Services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Foothills Baptist Church, 4000 W. 22nd St. Loveland, CO 80538. Viewing will be held before the service at the church.
Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on July 9, 2013