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A hard worker and enjoyed family and friends Virginia E. Williams began her life on May 17, 1922 in St. Louis, the daughter of Earl Huels and Myrtle (Huels) Millard. Ginny passed away Jan. 23, 2008, in her home under hospice care.
On Jan. 2, 1976, she married Joseph F. Williams. Virginia and Joe lived in Mansfield before moving to Oklahoma, and then moved to Ava.
Virginia worked out of the home in the state of Washington as a telephone operator, then moved to Missouri and worked and retired from Tobin-Hamilton Shoe Factory. She was a hard worker and enjoyed family and friends. She also liked to travel.
Virginia was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for more than 60 years. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Virginia is survived by her husband, Joe F. Williams; one daughter, Carol Cunningham and husband, Donald; one son, Eldon E. Millard, of Elwood, Ill.; two grandchildren, Craig and wife, Debbie Cunningham, and Janet Cunningham; three great-grandchildren, Ean Hendrick, Andrea Lamb, and Zackery Cunningham; six great-great-grandchildren; and many family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at the Ava Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Friday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jeff Werda and Roger Flint officiating.
The family requests memorial donations to hospice or a love offering.