Nora Ethel Williams
Nora Ethel Williams, 93, of Richland, Wash., and formerly of Mt. Vernon
died 1:25 p.m. Oct. 21, 2004, at Alterra Assisted Living Center in
Richland, Wash. She worked at the Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory and for the
state of Illinois as a file clerk with the Secretary of State’s office.
Mrs. Williams was born March 22, 1911, in St. Louis to Cloyde and Minnie
(Brookman) Foster. She married Rolla H. Williams March 18, 1931, in
St. Louis; he died May 19, 1974. 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon, with burial to follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 
The Rev. Kenneth Holland will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Monday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Williams is survived by three daughters, Norma Williams and husband Dwight 
of Hughes Springs, Texas, Jeanette McBride of Oliver Springs, Texas, and 
Ilona Kay Allen and husband Dale of Richland, Wash.; six grandchildren; 
five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pearl Peacock and husband Gail of 
San Diego, Calif. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a granddaughter, five 
brothers and three sisters. 

Mrs. Williams would purchase teddy bears and dolls from thrift stores, clean 
and repair them to new condition so she could donate them to
charity, where they would be given to the children in her community.
This year she had already cleaned and repaired 100 dolls and teddy bears
that she had already donated. 

For those who wish, memorials may be mailed to Opdyke Missionary Baptist Church 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary 
information at any time.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: 0ct. 25, 2004
Submitted by Robert W. Loman 

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