The Ottumwa Courier

May 10, 2013

Ethel Williams


Ottumwa Courier

---- — BLOOMFIELD — Ethel Williams, 77, of 409 W. Chestnut, died at 12:50 a.m. May 9, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born Aug. 2, 1935 in Des Moines to Harley Melvin and Alda Virtue Clark Webb. She married Darrell Ray Williams on Aug. 8, 1955. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1983.

A graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing in Ottumwa, she was a registered nurse at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield for 36 years and at Pennsylvania Place in Ottumwa for 14 years. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Restoration Branch, Red Hats and the Iowa Nurses Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Twylla (Rick) Theisen of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Linda Scott (Alvin J. Scott) of Mount Pleasant; two sons, Steven “Fuzz” Williams of Belknap and Craig Alan Williams of Bloomfield; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; beloved family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a grandson; a brother, Harley Webb; and four sisters, Stella Webb, Neva Harris, Dorothy Elder and Laura Schluterbusch.

Per her wishes, her body has been cremated and services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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