Muriel K. Reininger Williams
Muriel K. Reininger Williams, 91, of Mt. Vernon died 12:30 p.m. July
27, 2005, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She worked
for the state of Illinois in the personnel office in Geneva and made
her home there while working in Geneva.
Mrs. Williams was born March 2, 1914, in East St. Louis to James L. and
Nell (Chambers) Newton. She married Frank C. Reininger April 22, 1936; he
died June 20, 1986. On April 9, 1989 in Mt. Vernon, she married Virgil Williams;
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at East Salem Baptist Church.
The Revs. Richard McCormick, Melvin Larson, Robert Sledge and Dan Lovin
will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt.
Vernon and after noon on Saturday at East Salem Baptist Church.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Virgil Williams of Mt. Vernon; a son,
Ron L. Reininger of Daytona Beach, Fla.; stepsons Deanie Williams and
wife Phyllis of Mt. Vernon and Carl Williams and wife Debbie of Ina;
three step-granddaughters, Tanya McPheeters of Mt. Vernon, Tammy Owens of
Dale, Ind., and Clichelle Poole of Mt. Vernon; a step-grandson, Stefan
Williams of Sesser; seven step-great-granddaughters; three step-great-grandsons;
two sisters-in-law, June Newton of Mt. Vernon and Dorothy Myers of Mt. Vernon;
nephews Robert Reininger of South Carolina, Gary Reininger of Mt. Vernon, Bill,
David and Max Reininger of Mt. Vernon, Doug Reininger of Mt. Vernon and James Newton
of Sesser; and nieces Carmen Webb of Mt. Vernon, Carla Webber of Carbondale, Susan
Johnson of Mt. Vernon and Marcella Mays of Dix.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; a nephew, Larry Newton;
and a niece, Barbara Steele.
Mrs. Williams was a member of East Salem Baptist Church and a pianist
there for 16 years.
For more information, you may contact Johnston Funeral Home at 242-0604.
Date: 5 Aug 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman