Mary Lucille Williams, 84, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, April 3, 2011.
She was born July 23, 1926 at home, north of Fountain City, to Russell Lymon “Pat” and Flossie Mae Fulton Meyers. She graduated from Fountain City High School in 1944. She immediately went to work for the war effort in the procurement division office at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. She married Francis J. Williams on May 28, 1947. To this union was born 3 children to bless their home.
Mrs. Williams was co-owner and served as bookkeeper of Williams Floor & Tile in Richmond and later Williams Quality Carpets in Fountain City. She also co-owned Williams Appliances & Gifts in Fountain City for a few years.
After retiring in 1984, she served as New Garden Township Trustee for 5 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the Northeastern Senior Center. She attended the Fountain City Church of Christ and was a former member of the Fountain City Fire Department Auxiliary. She, along with Francis and other members of the community, initiated the fund raising and restoration of the Levi Coffin House and was active many years in the birth and planning of Levi Coffin Days. She served on activity committees in preparation for the 1976 National Bicentennial and the Fountain City Sesquicentennial in 1984. She was honored by former Gov. Robert Orr as a Sagamore of the Wabash during the administration of Gov. Evan Bayh.
Mrs. Williams will be missed by her husband, Francis; daughters & sons-in-law, Marilyn & Peter Lyons, of Cambridge City and Shirley & Claude Livesay, of Greenfield; son & daughter-in-law, Jerry & Joni Williams, of Hagerstown; 3 grandchildren Darcie Amyx, Sara Moore and Christopher Williams; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Williams, on February 19, 1993; an infant sister, Wilma Meyers; and brother, Willard “Pat” Meyers.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Max Knight at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Northeastern Senior Center, PO Box 139, Fountain City, IN 47341 or the Fountain City Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 405, Fountain City, IN 47341.