Obit: Williams, Bessie (1896 - 1981)

Contact: Ellen Kubica

----Source:  [Name and date of newspaper unknown]

Obituary of Bessie Williams Died November 27, 1981

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon [November 30, 1981] at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Town of Holway, for Mrs. Bessie Williams, 85-year-old Town of Holway resident who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital, Medford, where she had been hospitalized one day.

Rev. Allan M. Jenkins officiated and burial took place in Pine Hill Cemetery, Curtiss. Grandsons served as pall bearers.

The body lay in state at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford.

The former Bessie Bartunek was born May 4, 1896, at Chicago and as a youth worked there for Western Electric. Later she moved with her parents to a farm in the Town of Hoard, Clark County, and received her education there.

Her marriage to Harry Williams, who preceded her in death October 18, 1975, took place February 16, 1916, at Dorchester. After her marriage she farmed and worked as a housewife.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred, Mrs. William Olson, Abbotsford, and Myrtle, Mrs. Rudolph Kubica, Chicago; three sons, Richard, Medford, Harold, Withee, and Clifford, Owen, 18 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Mary Tesinsky, Berwyn, Ill., and a brother, George, Westchester, Ill.

A sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Family note: Bessie Williams' parents are John Bartunek (1871-1922) and Frances Mary Hajek (1874-1960).



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel