Gertrude Marie ‘Corky’ Williams

By on June 23, 2014
Marie Williams

Gertrude Marie “Corky” Williams, 84, of Yorkville, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, who helped ease her pain as she slipped from this life to the next.

She was born the youngest of 10 on May 4, 1930, in Aurora, the daughter of John and Anastasia (Kuachula) Fiefer.

Marie was born and raised in Aurora, Ill. and attended Domier Grade School. She graduated with the class of 1947 from East Aurora High School.

Marie met Robert (Bob) F. Williams Sr. at the Pike Amusement Park in Long Beach, Calif., and they were united in marriage on March 2, 1951. They spent the next 56 years building a family and making memories together until his passing on July 15, 2007. She was employed for many years at DeKane Equipment in St. Charles. Marie was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Yorkville.

She was the backbone of her ever-growing family, the life of every gathering, and never met a stranger who didn’t quickly become a friend. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She now leaves one daughter and two sons, Patricia Petrancosta, Robert Williams Jr. and Don Williams; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She now joins her parents; all of her siblings; her husband, Robert Sr.; one son, Gary; and one great-grandson, Emory, who preceded her in death.

Private visitation and funeral services were held Friday, with Father Matt Lamoureux, MIC, officiating. Interment followed at St. Patrick Cemetery in Bristol, Ill.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, or donations of time or money be made to the charitable organization of your choice.