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Wanda Lee Williams
September 6, 1934 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, Wanda Lee Williams passed away at the age of 89 after a battle with dementia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. (Jack) Williams in July 2020. She was also preceded in death by her parents Hildreth (Knous) and Marshall Venters, her siblings and sister-in-laws, Jack and Mae Venters, Larry Venters, Stanley and Cathy Venters, and Marshall Venters, Jr. Also preceded in death by her beloved grandson Robert J. Williams. She is survived by her 3 children, sons Terry J. Williams, Davey M. Williams, and daughter Kelly L. (Mike) Curran. Also survived by her daughter-in-laws Margaret Dean and Bernadette Shannon; 5 grandsons, Chris (Kelly) Williams, Mike Williams, Eric Castillo, Kevin Williams, and Jeffrey Taylor; 5 great-grand daughters, Emily Murtaugh, Larissa Williams, Hannah Williams, Cara Williams, and Athena Rose Taylor. She is survived by her sisters, Cheryl Venters and Marshalla Hartman; and two sister-in-laws, Bonny Heatherly and Calleen Howard, and many nieces and nephews.
Wanda was born on September 6, 1934 in Browning, Illinois. She was married to Jack for 68 years and they were able to travel the country in their RV. She helped raised her younger siblings, Stanley and Cheryl and two sister-in-laws , Bonnie and Calleen, on top of raising her own kids. She also had a great deal to do with the up bringing of her grandkids. She enjoyed traveling, adventures, reading, crossword puzzles, and gardening. She found friendship and a sense of community amongst her neighbors in Mt. Greenwood. She was known for saying what she meant and meaning what she said. She was always the first one to help someone and the first one to be there to listen.
Wanda was loved immensely by everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Her and Jack are finally together on this last great adventure. Happy travels Mom.
Wanda will be cremated and the family will have celebration of life during the warmer months at a date TBD.