Francis E. Willman


Francis E. Willman, 87, of Charlestown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

He was born in Seymour to Emil and Clara Baute Willman. His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Willman was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany and was retired from American Commercial Barge Line (Jeffboat) in Jeffersonville. He was a life member and past president of New Albany Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Anna F. Meredith Willman, Charlestown; son, Steve (Bonita) M. Willman Jeffersonville; daughter, Connie Willman, Jeffersonville; stepson, Jeff (Patty) Thurman, Bowling Green, Kentucky; stepdaughters, Susan Thurman and Laurie (Craig) Harrison of Louisville, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley (Tropp) Willman.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1787 Klerner Lane, New Albany. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes Market Street Chapel, 1119 E. Market St., New Albany, and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society.