Mary Lou Williams

October 17, 1949 ‒ December 13, 2017

Bellville, Ohio


BELLVILLE: Mary Lou Williams, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, 68, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born October 17, 1949 to Donald and Bernice (Alexander) Bratschie in Mansfield. Mary Lou graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1967.

Known for her beautiful smile, she was a woman of faith and a pillar of strength through her lengthy battle with sarcoidosis. Her devotion to her family was unconditional, and she treated everyone with kindness, compassion, and understanding. Giving her family a strong foundation of God’s love, they will carry her in their hearts until they meet again.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Greg Williams, children Stacey (Kelly) Swank, Angela (Jason) Wells, Kimberly (Nathan) Stein, Rebecca (Rick) Rinehart, nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters: Joann Lallathin, Sandra (Carlos) Gillam, Phyllis Hughett, Sharon (Ted) Ransdell, Joyce Flockerzie, and Edna (Larry) Wirick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Bratschie and a brother, Donald Bratschie.

Although no public service will be held in Mary Lou’s memory, her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Lou’s honor to Ohio Health Hospice (335 Glessner Ave, Mansfield, OH 44903 or The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (1820 W. Webster Ave., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60614

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  • Greg, we are so sorry to learn of her passing. May you and your family find comfort in your many fine memories.

  • Greg
    I was deeply sadden to hear of your wife’s passing
    May you enjoy many memories of your life with her.
    I remember growing up in Butler with you and your sister Vickie and working with you at Sprint