Kay Williams

Posted Online: June 25, 2014, 11:21 pm
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Kay Williams, 49 , of Rock Island passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the ARC Group Home on 12th Street in Rock Island.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday with a Christian Wake Service at 5 p.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the ARC of the Quad City Area, 4016 9th St., Rock Island, Ill. 61201.
Kay Denise Williams was born on Dec. 1, 1964, in Moline, the daughter of D. Michael and Judith A. Kincaid Williams.
Kay graduated from the Black Hawk Area Special Education District in 1983. Kay was a longtime participant of programs at the ARC of the Quad Cities. Since 2002, she had lived in the ARC group home on 13th Avenue in Rock Island.
Survivors include her father, Michael (Barbara Teigland) Williams; brothers, James (Melinda) Williams, Moline, Steven Williams, Tulsa, Okla., and Gregory (Diane) Williams, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; nieces, Jasmin (Paul) Ford, Bettendorf, Heather Williams, Seattle, Wash., Paula (Sean) Graff, Moline, Sarah (Dave) Senatra, Rock Island, Robert and Charlotte Austill, Tabatha Henley, all of Ft. Pierce; and 11 great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy; and her grandparents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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