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Elizabeth E. Williams

Posted February 01, 2013 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Downtown

August 26, 1930 – January 30, 2013

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

God called to Elizabeth on January 30, 2013 and said it was time for her to join her husband, Ross A. Williams, Jr., in Heaven. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Friday, February 1, 2013 at Iles Funeral Homes – Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines.

Elizabeth Ellen Wilson was born on August 26, 1930 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of John and Emma Wilson. She grew up in Monticello, Iowa. Elizabeth worked for 30 years for Des Moines Public Schools as a Math Teacher. Elizabeth was active in the Iowa Genealogical Society and the German and Ireland interest groups. Elizabeth was a member of the Quaker Church in Des Moines, where she was involved with the Clark Street House and was known as “Grandma Little” to all of the children.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, Mike (Debra) Williams of Des Moines, Steve (Karen) Williams of Cambridge, Anita Williams of Stuart, Alisa Payton, Ruthann Nichols, Stephen Clark and Sam Davis; grandchildren, Andrew Williams, Jewel Cvrk, Melinda Avery, Guy Payton, JJ Clark, Crystal David, Gerald Whelchel, Justina Pessein, Christopher Whelchel and Cheryl Ann Whelchel. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother, Jim and grandson, Matthew.

Memorials may be directed to the Iowa Genealogical Society.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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