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Betty Jean Williams dies at age 70

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Betty Jean Williams, 70, of Liberty Township, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the VNA Horton Hospice Center.

She was born June 19, 1941 in LaPorte County to William W. and Lola Lucille (Clark) Dowd.

On April 2, 1966 in Wanatah, Ind., she married Richard Lee Williams, who preceded her in death in 2008.

Betty is survived by three children, Christopher Williams of Liberty Township, Laurie Smith of Sunset, South Carolina and Tina Pearson of Pickens, South Carolina; one sister, Karen Ferrell of LaPorte, Ind.; one brother, James Dowd of St. Cloud, Florida; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents.

A committal service will be held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel at Graceland Cemetery with Herb Barker officiating.


Posted 10/27/2011