Becky Williams


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Becky L. Williams, 61, of Prophetstown, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She was a secretary for the city of Prophetstown for several years, retiring on Jan. 1.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Chaplain Bill Cordes officiating. Burial will be at Lyndon Cemetery. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Born on Dec. 15, 1951, in Morrison, she was the daughter of Paul and Rena Lott Mannon. On July 31, 1971, she was united in marriage to Roger Williams in Prophetstown.
Becky was a member of the Prophetstown Main Street and First Congregational Church in Prophetstown, where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed singing, making crafts including posters with her CRICUT program, reading and interior decorating. She loved spending time with her canine companion, Baxter. Becky's world was her grandchildren whom she adored and cherished.
Surviving are her husband, Roger, Prophetstown; two daughters, Tiffni Williams, Chicago, and Kili (Mike) Bielema, Dunlap, Ill.; a son, Roger Williams Jr., Prophetstown; a sister, Paula Mannon, Plainfield, Ill.; her mother, Rena, Prophetstown; two grandchildren, Brady and Adison Bielema; and her mother-in-law, Nova Schultz, Vero Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul; her grandmother, Marge Mathis; grandparents, Art and Pearl Lott; and her stepfather-in-law, Bob Schultz.
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