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Violet Fonner

October 1, 1930 — March 19, 2023


Waynesville, Violet Wiseman Fonner, 92, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at her home.

A native of Pennsylvania, she moved to Waynesville in January 2022 with her daughter, Diane and son-in-law, Doug.  Violet always enjoyed the mountains and after retirement, travelled all over the country with close friends and family.  Violet was the daughter of the late Roderick and Mary Smith Wiseman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Ronald L. Fonner in 2020; and two brothers, Floyd and Rod Wiseman.  Violet had earned her master's degree in mathematics at Bowling Green State University and enjoyed teaching math to high school students at Allegany Central School until her retirement.  Violet was always active in her church.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Fonner Uff (Gene) and Diane Nathan - Garner (Doug); sister, Jean Blake (Will); sisters-in-law Jane Wiseman and Janet Wiseman; grandchildren, Ian Nathan and Kirstyn Tanner; greatgrandchildren, Tanner and Kennedy.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Greene County Memorial Park in Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

The care of Mrs. Fonner has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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Greene County Memorial Park, Pennsylvania


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