Jacqueline Wasson, 83

Jacqueline Marie Wasson, 83, of Wabash, died at 2:32 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at her home. 

She was born on Sept. 25, 1938, in Decatur, to William and Helen Louise (Weiland) Holthouse.

Jacqueline was a 1956 graduate of Wabash High School. She married William Dean Wasson in Wabash on December 24, 1955; he died May 11, 2004. Jacqueline worked as a sales clerk at K-Mart in Wabash several years, retiring in 2003. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Wabash, where she taught Sunday School for more than 27 years, and sang in the church choir since she was a teenager. She was a former Girl Scout Leader for 20 years. Jacqueline was also a member of the Ladies Guild several years. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening, playing the piano, and loved her cats.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Anne "Beth" (Mike) Middleton of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, Shane Ray, Westley Ray, Justin (Maegan) Ray, Brandi Janiak, Danielle Wheeler, Patrick Wasson, Samantha Wasson,  Kathleen Wasson, Brittany Dickerhoff, Michelle Dickerhoff, and Chandler Sonafrank; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Holthouse of Heston, Kansas; and her sister, Caroline Kindsvatter of Fort Wayne. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Robin Dean Wasson, and daughter, Kimberly Marie Wasson.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Jerry Gauthier II officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church.

The memorial guest book for Jacqueline may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Dec 01