Kathryn B. Williams (1923 - 2014)

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Kathryn B. Williams, 91, DuBois, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born March 20, 1923, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late H. Leslie and Mary Strine Blake. On June 1, 1945, she married William G. Williams. He preceded her in death April 29, 2013.
Kathryn was a 1940 graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School, a 1944 graduate of University of Pennsylvania with a B.S in Education, a 1969 graduate of Shippensburg State College with a Elementary Education certification and a 1973 graduate of Shippensburg State College with an M.S. in Library Science.
She taught many levels and places but her true passions were first grade and children's literature. In 1973, she became the first director of Ralpho Township Public Library.
She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and active in Bereans. She was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the Pennsylvania Library Association.
She and her husband, William, spent a year as Vista Volunteers for the literacy program in DuBois. They also enjoyed volunteering at DRMC.
Her hobbies included: sewing, knitting, cross stitch, swimming, golf, hiking, reading, storytelling and bridge. She loved water toning class, book and bridge clubs.
Kathryn is survived by a son and daughter; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
There will be no public viewing. Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Kathryn B. Williams to the DuBois Public Library, 31 South Brady St., DuBois, PA 15801.
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel Inc., DuBois, is in charge of arrangements.
Online tributes can be made at www.mohneyyargarfuneralchapel.com or www.mem.com.
Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave | Du Bois, PA 15801 | (814) 371-2521
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