MILDRED MARIE WILLIAMS, 87, Bourbonnais, IL formerly of Arcola, IL passed away at 3:30 P.M. on Sunday, July 24, 2016 in her home.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Rev. Mary Brady will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Mildred was born on October 14, 1928 in Mattoon, IL. She was the daughter of Leonard Leroy and Hazel Bell (Lundy) Gaylord. She married Russell Earl Williams on October 31, 1948 in Arcola, IL. He passed away on January 21, 2005.
Mildred is survived by two children, Jennifer Collister (Robert) of Galva, IL and Rod Williams (Sue) of Bourbonnais, IL; three grandchildren, Susan Collister (Carissa) of Peoria, IL, Gregory Collister of Simi Valley, CA and Rebecca Ferrebee (Eric) of Orland Park, IL and one brother, Joe Gaylord (Judy) of Western Springs, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Russell.
Mildred was a 1946 graduate of Arcola High School. She attended Illinois State University.
She worked at the Arcola Record Herald, in the office at the Arcola High School, and as a cashier at the Dutch Kitchen.
Mildred served as a 4-H leader for many years. She was a Member of the Arcola United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, served on several committees and had worked in the office.
Mildred enjoyed sewing, working jigsaw puzzles, reading, attending band concerts, spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Mildred and Russell moved to Bourbonnais, IL in 2000.
Memorials may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church-Choir, Bourbonnais Grace united Methodist Church-Choir, the River Valley Wind Ensemble or Hospice of Kankakee Valley.