Wanona E. Hathcox

Wanona E. Hathcox, age 94, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on February 18, 2023.
Wanona was born January 15, 1929, to the late Myrl and Effie (Shumaker) Dillon in Charlotte, Michigan, graduating from Olivet High School in 1947. After graduating she went to visit her aunt and uncle in Mathews, Missouri, where she was introduced to William Hathcox, soon to become the love of her life, and the man she married, September 11, 1949 at the Congregational Church in Olivet.
Wanona loved bowling, golfing, and traveling; but her greatest joy was her love for her family. Knowing that she was going to be a great-grandmother again, we believe that she stayed with us long enough so that she could get to see and hold this bundle of joy (and she did just that) – her namesake, Charlotte Wanona Hathcox.
Wanona is survived by her sister, Marlene (Eddie) Brummette, and brother, James (Judy) Dillon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William E. Hathcox; her parents, Myrl and Effie (Shumaker) Dillon; brothers, Otto (Morna) and Duane Dillon; her uncles, aunts, niece, and cousins.
Wanona and William had two sons: Daniel (deceased December 2021) and Michael (Leann Meier); grandchildren: Kyle (Malone) Hathcox, Daniele (Robert) Meeker, Katie Coster; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Wanona Hathcox and Thunder Coster. She also had extended family of Leann, of whom she thought so much; Justin (Bonnie) Meier, boys Seth, Tanner, Ripplinger, daughter Jessica (Adam) and children, Jackson, Wesley, Elise and Stuart.
A funeral was held at the Chapel of the Chimes in Glendale, Arizona. Graveside service was held at the National Cemetery in Glendale where she was laid to rest with her husband, William.