1923 - 2017

Betty M. Williams, 94, of Pekin, passed away at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Pekin Manor.

She was born February 12, 1923, to Thomas and Bertha Heisel Miller in Pekin. She married Harold T. Williams Nov. 10, 1951, in Pekin. He passed away Dec. 15, 1995.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; and one brother, Kenneth R. Miller.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Diane L. Williams of Denver, Colo.

She was a member of Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.

Betty graduated in 1941 from Pekin Community High School. Her work career began during high school, working as a proof reader at the Pekin Daily Times. She worked for Dooley and then Carney Insurance from 1955 until her retirement in 1982.

She enjoyed all animals, and it was common for her to take in any stray cats, dogs, birds and injured rabbits to be nursed back to health. Betty enjoyed working in her flower gardens and spending time outdoors.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Lakeview Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeff Leeman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to TAPS, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

To offer condolences online, visit www.hendersonfuneralcare.com.