FAIRBORN - Barbara Dale Williams, 74, of Fairborn, died at 3:08 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. She was born May 27, 1938, in Gideon, Mo., to the late Dale and Gladys Irene (Walker) Vandeventer. She married Billie Joe Williams in 1956; he preceded her in death in December 1972, lost over the skies of Vietnam.
Mrs. Williams is survived by three sons, Wayne "Ronnie" (Lucy) Williams of East Prairie, Mo., Billie Joe Jr. (Tonia) Williams of Cebolo, Texas and Clifford (Vanessa) Williams of Tipp City; three grandchildren, Barbara Elizabeth, Joshua Issac and Christopher Wayne; six great-grandchildren; a stepsister, Peggy Jean Taylor of Gulfport, Fla.; and many friends in Fairborn and the surrounding communities.
She attended Gideon High School in Missouri and was a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed animals and birds, and was a lifelong friend to many.
Private services to honor her life will be held at the convenience of the family. In keeping with Barbara's wishes, her remains will be laid to rest with her husband at the family farm in Virginia. Local arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com