Betty Z. Williams

Betty Z. Williams, 93, of Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Williams was a 1945 graduate of Jefferson Center High School in Whitley County. She was a secretary in the Officer’s Replacement Pool Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, MD, and was later secretary to the district officer of the USO in El Paso, TX. She was a co-owner and secretary treasurer of Economy Machine Products for 17 years and was bookkeeper and helper on the family farm for 15 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1927, in Whitley County, to Chester and Essie Gillam Hollenbaugh. She married James Williams on March 1, 1945. He survives.

Survivors include a daughter, Tamara S. Williams, of Garrett; a daughter-in-law, Jean Williams, of Whitley County; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Randall Williams.

Private family services will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke. There will be a public memorial service at a later date.

Interment will be at the Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or Visiting Nurse & Hospice, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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