Bonnie R. Williams, 73, of Marion, died Jan. 13, 2009, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 16, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was held Jan. 15 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Private inurnment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Meditation Wall.
Survivors include her children, Donald R. Williams and wife Ann of White Bear Township, Minn., Barbara K. Krug and husband Kevin of Swisher and Ronald L. Williams and wife Erin of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Jennifer Markt and husband Tom, Eleanor Marie Williams, Donald James Williams, Michelle Kathleen Williams, Ian Norman Williams and Wesley Max Williams; sisters, Maxine Atwood of Newton and Nadine Anderson of Healdsburg, Calif.; brothers, Bob Youngkin of Newton and Earl Youngkin of Ariz.; sister-in-law, Jeane Tittle and husband Bill of Pekin, Ill.; as well as several nieces and nephews, extended family and numerous close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman; brother, Donald; and grandson, Trenton VanLengen.
Bonnie Ruth Williams was born March 19, 1935, in Sully, Iowa, the daughter of Hallie E. and Elva B. (Sparks) Youngkin. She was united in marriage to Donald “Norman” Williams on Aug. 20, 1955 in Kellogg, Iowa. Norman preceded her in death in 1999. She worked for Marketing Unlimited in sales and also worked at the Yarn Bank in Marion. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Marion, Welcome Wagon and Embroiders Guild. She enjoyed needlepoint and crocheting. She also greatly enjoyed her garden with the many peonies and geraniums she cared for. Above all her greatest love was her time spent with family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bonnie’s name.
Please leave a message, tribute, or memory to Bonnie’s family on the Web page, www.cedarmemorial.com .