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Elizabeth Ann Williams

1936 - 2020
Elizabeth Ann Williams Obituary

Elizabeth Ann Williams, known as Betty Ann, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

She was born July 8, 1936, in Minersville, to the late John Jr. and Elizabeth Brennan Harvilla.

Upon graduating, Minersville High School, she was secretary to the principal there, while also working for Harvilla and Son's Beverage Distributor, Minersville. In 1960, after marrying her high school sweetheart, Richard Hayes Williams Sr., known as Dick, the two moved to West Chester, where Betty Ann worked at Wyeth Pharmaceutical Laboratories before starting a family.

After having her first three children, she and her family moved to Lancaster, where Dick worked for a local pharmacy and eventually purchased the business, soon to be known as Williams Apothecary. Thereafter, Betty Ann had her fourth child, while continuing to work for Williams Apothecary as an accounts receivable specialist for the next 47 years. Betty Ann was also an active 53-year member of St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church and Legion of Mary, a longtime eucharistic minister, and treasurer for Lancaster Pharmacist Association Ladies Auxiliary.

Betty Ann loved her family - it was her everything. Gatherings, dinners, vacations, cards, grandkids' sporting events and treating her grandkids to an ice cream were among her favorite things. She had a unique ability to make everyone feel at home; sharing the warmest love with those around her.

Betty Ann is survived by her husband, Richard Hayes Williams Sr., of Lancaster, and her four children, son, Richard and Kathleen Williams Jr., of Cary, N.C.; daughter, Elizabeth Williams-Snyder and Darin Snyder, of Lancaster; daughter, Louise Williams-Miller and Jeff Miller, of Lancaster; son, Paul and Lisa Williams, of Elizabethtown. She was blessed with many grandchildren, Lindsay Elizabeth Williams-Levesque, Trey R. Williams, Olivia A. Williams, Isabel L. Miller, Reece J. Snyder, Luke J. Miller, Alex P. Williams and Quinn H. Snyder; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Levesque. All are incredibly lucky to have had a grandmother like her, but the years together will never be enough. She is also survived by four siblings, sister, Mary Lou Harvilla-Skelly, wife of Ed Skelly, of Amelia, Ohio; brothers, John Harvilla, husband of Diane Harvilla, of Minersville, and Paul "Bud" Harvilla and Teresa Harvilla, of Minersville, and Lee Harvilla, husband of Mary Ann Harvilla, of Mountain Top.

Betty Ann was a maternal force that will be terribly missed. She gave so much and asked so little. May we appreciate one another a bit more during her favorite season.

A funeral Mass will be held at a future date. Please make donations to . To send an online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-393-9661.

Published in Republican & Herald from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2020
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