Willadean Stutesman was born Willadean Hammond August 5, 1927, to Glen and Lucille Hammond. Willadean was one of three daughters, and 3 sons born to Glen and Lucille. All which are deceased except one brother Jim Hammond. She passed away on September 29, 2021 in Nevada, Missouri.
Willadean was a graduate of Weaubleau, Missouri High School. After graduation she married J.C. “Sonny” Stutesman and to this union were born John William Stutesman, and Maretta Diane Stutesman. Willadean has nine grandchildren, and many great, and great-great grandchildren.
Willadean and her husband, J.C. spent their lives farming and fixing and trading farm equipment. Willadean did work outside of the home on occasion. Willadean worked for TetersFloral, Montgomery ward catalog pickup, and the Nevada, Missouri Unemployment office. Willadean was an amazing cook and seamstress. She made most all family members and people she loved a quilt. She always had enough cooked for all who dropped by and enough for everyone to take some home. She always demanded everyone take food home.
She is preceded in death by her parents Glen and Lucille Hammond, two sisters Fondeera and Glendora, two brothers Jack and John, husband, J.C. Stutesman, son, John Stutesman, daughter- in- law Charldean Stutesman, and grandson Shawn Watkins. She is survived by her daughter Maretta (Bob Smith) and numerous grandchildren.
Willadean will be remembered by her funny saying, her stories of long ago, and her slapping her knee when she laughed. Willadean insisted people call her granny and took great pride in people calling her Granny.