Eileen Mae Williams, 82, of Lake St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Quincy, went to be with her savior at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2012) in St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis.
Born Jan. 27, 1930, in Quincy, Eileen was a daughter of Harold and Agatha Cress. She married her true love, Roger A. Williams, on June 17, 1950. He died on April 8, 2002.
Eileen was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Quincy. She was a very spiritual lady with Catholic roots.
Eileen was a dedicated and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She devoted her life to raising her children and teaching them the values of life. She appreciated everything life had to offer. Eileen truly enjoyed the outdoors, taking care of her birds, squirrels and traveling to her beloved Myrtle Beach, S.C. She also enjoyed her cat, Cheetah Mae.
Eileen was an amazing listener and a true friend to all. She had a huge heart and was full of laughter. She enjoyed many parties with her family and was always willing to be "dressed up." She always said, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." Eileen truly lived by those words.
Survivors include six children, Karen Barry of Lake St. Louis, Steve Williams of St. Charles, Mo., Mark Williams of Marthasville, Mo., Matt (Mary) Williams of O'Fallon, Mo., Tim (Crystal) Williams of Wentzville, Mo., and Tom (Patti) Williams of St. Charles; 11 grandchildren, Rebecka Maas of Quincy, Dustin Williams of Reno, Nev., Rishae (Mike) Parisho of Ballwin, Mo., Tamara (Tom) Smetana of Lake St. Louis, Tiffany Williams of New Melle, Mo., Kyle (Tahnee) Williams of Evant, Texas, Shane (Ashley) Williams of Little Rock, Ark., Ashleigh Williams of St. Charles, Hannah Williams of St. Charles, Brad Williams of O'Fallon and Craig Williams of O'Fallon; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Eileen was preceded in death by her loving twin sister, Arlene Stearns.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Cottleville Catholic Church, 1355 Motherhead Road, St. Charles, MO 63304.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, Mo.
MEMORIALS: Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Council of the United States, 58 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043-3706.
ARRANGEMENTS: Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com