Grace Williams

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EMPORIUM –– Grace E. Williams, 88, of Sizerville Road, Emporium, passed away Saturday (June 23, 2018) in UPMC Altoona.
Born Feb. 23, 1930, in Ridgway, she was the daughter of John and Alma Yonkie Frederick. On July 15, 1950, in Ridgway, she married Millard Williams Jr., who passed away Jan. 5, 2011.
Through the years, before retiring in 1984, Grace was employed by several Emporium businesses, including Sylvania, Cameron Manufacturing, Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Green Thumb Program and the Grove House.
She attended the Gardeau Community Church, served on the Portage Township election board, was a member of the Emporium Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed crocheting and the company of her family.
She is survived by four daughters, Diane M. Williams and Brenda K. Williams, both of Emporium, Carol A. (Gene) Lentz of Keating Summit, and Sylvia J. Barber of Truman; two sisters, Katherine Kline of Kersey and Marjorie (Jack) Rhines in Florida; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by one son, David M. Williams in 2012, two brothers and six sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Gardeau Community Church with the Rev. Emilia Burdick, the Methodist minister serving the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium, officiating.
Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Cameron County Fairgrounds in Emporium.
Burial will be in Portage Cemetery, Portage Township.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a .
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
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Emporium, PA 15834
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Published in The Bradford Era from July 5 to July 11, 2018