Becky Williams


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Becky L. Williams, 61, of Prophetstown, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She was a secretary for the city of Prophetstown for several years, retiring on Jan. 1.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Chaplain Bill Cordes officiating. Burial will be at Lyndon Cemetery. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Born on Dec. 15, 1951, in Morrison, she was the daughter of Paul and Rena Lott Mannon. On July 31, 1971, she was united in marriage to Roger Williams in Prophetstown.
Becky was a member of the Prophetstown Main Street and First Congregational Church in Prophetstown, where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed singing, making crafts including posters with her CRICUT program, reading and interior decorating. She loved spending time with her canine companion, Baxter. Becky's world was her grandchildren whom she adored and cherished.
Surviving are her husband, Roger, Prophetstown; two daughters, Tiffni Williams, Chicago, and Kili (Mike) Bielema, Dunlap, Ill.; a son, Roger Williams Jr., Prophetstown; a sister, Paula Mannon, Plainfield, Ill.; her mother, Rena, Prophetstown; two grandchildren, Brady and Adison Bielema; and her mother-in-law, Nova Schultz, Vero Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul; her grandmother, Marge Mathis; grandparents, Art and Pearl Lott; and her stepfather-in-law, Bob Schultz.
To send condolences visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.












 




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)