Wilma June Williams


Wilma June Williams, 88, of Defiance, passed away on August 31, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance.

She was born on April 21, 1924, to Carl and Nora (Hampshire) Williams in Dekalb County, Ind. She was married to John D. Williams on April 29, 1944, and he survives.

Also surviving her are her son, Larry (Deb Peoples) Williams of Defiance; daughter, Nancy (Robert) Swingle of Defiance; two grandchildren, David (April) Williams and Ted (Amanda) Williams, two step-grandchildren, Rob and John Swingle and one great-grandchild, Landon Williams; brother, Donald (Mary) Williams of Continental; sisters, Dolores Wilson of Continental, Shirley (Bob) Ernsberger of Waterville, Donna Lee (John) Leatherman of Oakwood and Carolyn (Paul) Lee of Spencerville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Carl, Paul and Richard Williams; sisters, Virginia Guild, Mabel Fields and Mary Jean Diven.

Wilma was a 1941 graduate of Continental High School. She worked as a cook at Continental School for 27 years retiring in 1988. She also worked in Lima at Kresge and Jack's Cafeteria. She enjoyed doing needlepoint, playing crow foot dominos and working puzzles.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept., 3, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be hold on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Carter officiating. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSfuneralhome.com.

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