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Ida Blanche Williams

May 7, 1930 October 30, 2019
Ida Blanche Williams
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Obituary for Ida Blanche Williams

Ida Blanche Williams, 89, passed away at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, at 2:50 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Her funeral will be at 12 noon on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with visitation from 10 am to 12 noon prior to the funeral. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Ida was born on May 7, 1930, a daughter of Fred and Blanche Sutton Wonderlin, in Ellsworth, Illinois. She graduated from Ellsworth High School. She married Clifford L. Williams on October 30, 1949 in Ellsworth. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1976.

Ida was known as a very caring, hard-working woman with an endearing personality. She worked many years for her sister and brother-in-law at Snyder’s Markets in Bloomington. After the death of her husband, she worked as hostess and bookkeeper for Arnie’s Restaurant at the Bloomington airport. She enjoyed all of the people she met there, including the Britt Airways pilots, who became family friends. She later worked for many years at Jack Lewis Jewelry, at both the Eastland Mall and the Eastland Drive locations. She also worked in the hospitality business at the Signature Inn, Jerry’s Restaurant, and the Raddison Hotel. She enjoyed living in the country and working in her yard. She loved attending events involving her children and grandchildren, including attending every game through every type of weather without complaint when her grandson played on the LeRoy state championship football team. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans, watching Lawrence Welk, and driving her “super-charged” Riviera. Mom was a one-of-a-kind person who will be missed beyond words.

She is survived by her children, Wayne A. (Barbara) Williams, Bloomington, and Denise D. (Gary) Wilson, Bloomington; her grandchildren, Andrew (Jennifer) Williams, LeRoy, Anthony (Terra) Williams, Washington, Cole (Anne) Wilson, Washington, and Lauren (Brian) Tedder, Sahuarita, AZ; her great-grandchildren, Lyvia and Levi Williams, Washington, Izzabelle, Zoey, and Tucker Wilson, Washington, and Miles Tedder, Sahuarita, AZ; her sisters, Leta Snyder and Fleta Meiner, both of Bloomington; her brother-in-law Delmer Walden of Saybrook, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Eleanor Walden, her brother Merwin Wonderlin, her sister-in-law Mary Jane Wonderlin, her brothers-in-law Richard Snyder and Aaron Meiner, and special friends Dick Williams and Jim Swearingen.

The family would like to thank the staff of Martin Health Center for their loving care over the past 1 ½ years, and Dr. Sven Klauss and his nurse Joan for ensuring all of her health care needs were met and truly caring for Ida as the wonderful person she was!

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Visitation

Monday

4

Nov

10:00 AM 11/4/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/4/2019 12:00:00 PM
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Homes - Bloomington Chapel

1115 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Homes - Bloomington Chapel
1115 E. Washington Street Bloomington 61701 IL
United States

Service

Monday

4

Nov

12:00 PM 11/4/2019 12:00:00 PM - 12:45 PM 11/4/2019 12:45:00 PM
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Homes - Bloomington Chapel

1115 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Homes - Bloomington Chapel
1115 E. Washington Street Bloomington 61701 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

East Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1002 Airport Road
Bloomington, IL 61704

1002 Airport Road Bloomington 61704 IL
United States
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