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Lillian H. Williams, 100, passed away at home Sunday around 8 a.m. Born March 31, 1916, in Daviess County, to John and Matilda (Rudolph) Himsel, Lillian graduated Glendale High School in 1933. She studied three semesters of psychology, was the den mother to the local Cub Scout troop, former member of the Omega Alpha Chi sorority, and participated in a homemaker's club. She was a devoted member of Waco Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school for many wonderful years. The church and its congregation became Mrs. Williams' home. She was a homemaker, many times named "the best cook ever." She was a seamstress and avid quilter. Lillian was well known for her Swedish tea rings.
She married her husband, Lawrence C. Williams, in September 1934. Their marriage was a storybook romance. She was a lovely person; to know her was to love her.
Lillian Williams was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother who loved her family dearly. She loved spending time with her family and had strong family values.
She is survived by son, Larry (Sharon) Williams of Mandeville, Louisiana; and daughter, Fran (George) Taylor of Williamsport. Also surviving are grandchildren Keith (Teresa) Williams, Doug (April) Williams, both of Washington, Lori (Jim) Grimmett of Williamsport, Bradley (Anne) Taylor of Fort Wayne, Steve (Nancy) Taylor of Lafayette, David (Nubia) Williams of Fort Worth, Texas, and Vicky (Doug) Archer of Jacksonville, Florida.
Surviving great-grandchildren include Amy (Bob), Justin (Annie), Zachary, Abby (Darv), Ryan (Paige), Samuel, Josh, Greg (Heather), Stacey, Amanda, Matt, Sarah (Phil), Katie, Toby, Cole, Brady, Hannah, Nathaniel and Noah.
Surviving great-great-grandchildren include Peyton, Cayden, Hunter, Cameron, Hayden, Hunter, Ainsley, Allison, Ticen, Remington, Kaden, and Mrs. Williams' namesake, Lillian Grimmett.
Preceding her in death was her husband Lawrence, in January 1998; her son Ronald, in January 2002; and her infant grandson, Peter John.
The funeral service for Lillian will take place Wednesday at noon at Gill Funeral Home, 308 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501. Friends may call prior to the service from 10 a.m. noon at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Published on January 30, 2017
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