Evelyn Lucile (Beacom) Williams

July 29, 1914 ‒ May 11, 2018

Marengo, Ohio

Evelyn Lucile (Beacom) Williams of Marengo, Oh. went home to be with the Lord May 11, 2018, at the age of 103 at Bennington Glen Nursing Home where she had resided since May 2013.

She was born July 29, 1914 in Kingston Twp., Delaware Co., Oh. (on what is now Beacom Rd. just off St. Rt. 61) to Gillson & Mabel (Van Sickle) Beacom.  She graduated from Brown High School, Kilbourne, Oh. in 1932.  After graduating she went to Columbus to work as a housekeeper.  She received room and board, plus $2.50 per week salary.  She married Robert C. Williams August 23, 1939 and resided with him on the family farm near Marengo, Oh. (Morrow Co.) until his death February 12, 1967 at age 53.  They were married 27 years.  She went to work at the R. B. Powers Ribbon Factory in Ashley in 1968.  She moved to Ashley, Oh. in 1984.  She retired at the age of 80 in 1994 after 26 years of working for the company.

Her main interest in life was her family.  She prayed for them daily until her death.  As a result of this many in the family have come to know the Lord in a personal way. She also did a lot of sewing, had a big garden at the farm, canned or froze the produce.  Took care of grandchildren over the years.

She is survived by daughter Deanna (James) Ralph of Columbus and son Roger (Erma) Williams of Marengo, Oh.  7 grandchildren Kandy (Bruce) Levings, Melissa (Darrell) VanDyke, Karen (Kevin) Pruett, Kim (Jeff) Owens, Jeff (Beth) Ralph and Jason Ralph, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.  Many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by siblings & their spouses: Ellen (Ralph) McQuigg, Gertrude Schollmann, Raymond (Eleanor) Beacom and Hobart (Judy) Beacom. Granddaughter Kristy Williams Chamberlin & granddaughter Stephannie Williams Rhodes.

Visiting hours will be at Snyder Funeral Home, 637 St. Rt. 61, Sunbury, OH  43074 – Tuesday May 15, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Funeral will be at Alum Creek Friends Church, 3385 St. Rt. 229, Marengo, Oh. on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 11:00 am.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Alum Creek Friends Cemetery, Marengo, Oh.

In lieu of flowers you may make a contribution to the Alum Creek Friends Church, 3385 St. Rt. 229, Marengo, Oh. 43334, Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Suite 300, Marion, OH  43302 or Bennington Glen Nursing Home, 825 St. Rt. 61, Marengo, OH.  This is Evelyn’s wish as flowers fade and die, but the money will help someone in need.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Evelyn’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.