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Verna Mae Williams

May 3, 1928 November 3, 2017
Verna Mae Williams
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Obituary for Verna Mae Williams

Peoria Heights – Verna Mae Williams, age 89, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

Verna was born May 3, 1928 to Edna and Virgil Keith in Franklin Grove, Illinois.  She married Robert (Bob) J. Williams on July 31, 1948.  Bob preceded her in death on October 29, 1990.

Surviving are her daughter Marcia (Dave) Denney of East Peoria; son Rob (Karen) Williams of Peoria; two grandchildren, Melissa (Kevin) Burkart of Greenfield, IN, and Paul Denney of Peoria Heights; two great grandchildren, Logan and Emma Burkart.

Verna was a passionate knitter and in 1969 opened Verna’s Knit Shop in Peoria Heights.  She travelled frequently for her business giving demonstrations, classes and seminars for the Brother Knitting Machine.  She retired the business in 1995 and continued to travel with friends to destinations including Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany.

She lived the last 10 years at B'Nai Brith Senior Living where she had many friends and was a vibrant member of the senior community. Verna was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights where she was an active member and a Eucharistic Minister. 

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Thomas Catholic Church at 10 AM Friday, November 10, 2017 with visitation 1/2 hour before and internment at Resurrection Cemetery.  Luncheon to follow at St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Memorials in Verna’s memory may be made to St. Thomas Church.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

9

Nov

5:00 PM 11/9/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/9/2017 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

10

Nov

9:30 AM 11/10/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/10/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

10

Nov

10:00 AM 11/10/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
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