Norma L. “Tiz” Williams

December 30, 1932 ‒ December 30, 2019

Howard, Ohio

Norma L. “Tiz” Williams, age 87, of Howard passed away December 30, 2019 at the Knox Community Hospital with her loving family at her side.

Tiz was born in Walbridge, Ohio December 30, 1932 to Guy and Emily Smothers. She was the only girl out of 8 children. She had brothers Dick, Bob, Don, Andy, Jackie, Raymond and James. She grew up in the small town she was born in, going to a small school that had 12 grades under one roof. While in school, she was very busy with many friends and activities. Tiz was able to sustain connections with her school friends for her entire life. Upon graduating from high school, she worked in her Uncle’s grocery store in Walbridge for a year before going to Toledo, Ohio to work for Blue Cross of Northwestern Ohio.

Tiz met Bill Williams when she was a teenager. He was the love of her life and they married on May 17, 1952. While Bill finished his time in the service she continued working. When Bill was discharged they took up Housekeeping and started a family. They have five children, Dawn, Sally, Mathew, Neil and Bryan. Tiz was a stay-at-home Mom, and she often said that it was a dream come true for her to be able to do this. She enjoyed raising her family and being a volunteer where and when she was needed. She was the biggest fan for her kids in any activity that they chose to do. She put in many hours watching from the sidelines, driving kids places, serving in the PTA and being a boy and girl scout leader. Eventually, her five children gave Tiz 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

Tiz loved to cook and especially bake. She won a blue ribbon one year at the Lucas County Fair for her lemon meringue pie. She enjoyed sewing, working in the yard, was an avid bowler, liked to paint yard art, and especially liked sledding and ice skating in the winter with her kids. She learned to golf when she was 60 years old and even scored a hole in one. When Bill retired from the Fire Department, Tiz went to Barber School and worked in that profession for a short period of time. They moved to Apple Valley in Howard, Ohio and went into the Marina business together. She worked with Bill for 20 years in boat sales and service before retiring. Tiz enjoyed traveling with Bill to many places over the years, and especially loved going to Florida each winter.

Tiz went to heaven on the same date as her birth. The date her mission started, also ended quietly and peacefully. She was kind and thoughtful, spirited and adventurous. She loved with a big heart and family was everything to her. She helped to create a legacy of love, devotion, commitment, hard work and an endless capacity to have fun.

Norma is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Bill; daughter Dawn (Larry) Harp; daughter Sally Glombowski; son Matt (Cordi) Williams; son Neil (Christine) Williams; son Bryan (Anna) Williams; Grandchildren, Sara, Steven, Tori, Laura, Jeff, Aaron, Zach, Olivia, Jared, Russel, Amanda, Blake, and Catie; Greatgrandchildren, Zach, Bella, Luke, Noah, Archer, Mikayla, Yishma’El, Dylan, David, Devin, Alyssa, John, Chloe, Guiliana, Eliza, Vincent, Zoe, Sophia, and Parker; Great, great grandchild Nell. Norma is also survived by her brother, Jim Smothers. Norma leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.

Friends may call on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4-6PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home (619 E. High St. Mount Vernon).  A service will follow, beginning at 6PM, with Pastor John Idoine officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:  Danville United Methodist Church, 408 S. Market St. Danville, Ohio 43014.

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  • To: Mr Bill , Matt & cordy, Neil & Chris and the rest of Tiz’s loving family..,Reg & I would like to send our very heart felt condolences to each of your. Tiz was one special lady whom we feel very honoured to have had the pleasure of being her friend for several years. She holds a special place in our hearts. Love & prayers to you all . Reg & Patti Grant

    • Mr Bill and family, Ivan and I loved our Tizzie. She will forever be remembered in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as well as the close Polo Park family that have embraced us over the years. We will certainly miss her when we visit Larry and Terry. My fondest memory is the Sunday afternoon several Polo Park residents came to pay me a visit. We laughed and socialized till after 11pm. Much love from my family to yours and we will miss you Tiz!
      Sherikey & Ivan Mobley, Clermont, FL

  • Many hearts are breaking with the loss of Tizzy. She is such a joy to and always smiling when she saw you. For the tiniest little person she has a heart as big as the world, and loved so much by so many. May God be with you Tiz and know he will be there to help those who suffer the loss, prayers to all the Williams families, 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️, Wendy Wagner and family.

  • To all, I always considered Tiz as my second mother. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you all. You guys are my second family. I love every one of you.

  • Sorry Bill and family to hear of Tizzy’s passing.
    We feel blessed to have known her and call her our friend.
    To know her was to love her. She had such a sweet and happy personality. Sending hugs and prayers to you all at this sad time.
    She will be missed.
    Love to you all and especially Bill.

    Sandy & John

  • To the Williams Family, My prayers are with you all. Tiz was one a nice lady loved by all. I will always remember the love she gave to all us kids that ran together. Remember the good times for she will always be with you. God Bless Jay.

  • I am at a loss for words , as I read the obituary and look at all the pics. Tiz was a ray of sunshine and honestly one of the kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Love and prayers for the William’s family, may she offer you the strength needed to come to terms with your loss.

  • We are so sorry for your Family’s loss. We hope that great memories of Tiz will help you through this difficult time.

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to each of you. She will be missed. Especially her lovely smile.
    Our condolences,
    Tom, Dana, Gage and Feliese Stephens

  • Mr.Bill and Family and the rest of the POLO park family, Steve and I offer our sincere condolences. Tiz was a wonderful lady and always greeted Steve an I with open arms, hugs and Kisses. Our hearts are heavy! We are praying for your family!

    Steve and Katina Wilson

  • Bill and Family,
    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Tiz. She was a joy to know and a part of one of best memories, playing golf at Tomahawk. You are not alone at this difficult time.

  • Our sympathy to Bill and the entire Williams’s family in your loss. My husband, Ken was a cousin to Tiz and they grew up living next door to each other. Many lovely memories were made in these fun-filled years playing board games etc and enjoying family gatherings. Ken’s mother, Coloma and Norma Lee’s mother Emily were sisters so family get togethers were always the norm. Rest well Tiz you are loved. Ken and Judy Siglet

  • We are very saddened to hear of her passing. She was a special lady and we will miss her so much.
    Mary Jane Finch and Jim Christiansen

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Williams family. Tiz was a lovely woman. Peace to all of you. Pete and Rena Mickley

  • To Bill and family: Our hearts go out to you from Maine. Tiz was always so much fun. She was blessed with such a wonderful life and family. Thinking of you fondly, Brad & Tammy Curtis

  • Our deepest sympathy to Mr. Bill and family. Tizzy was such a special person and her passing has taken a sunny light from this world. She was always so happy and energetic and we feel very fortunate to have many fond memories of our times together at Polo Park . Dennis and Alison Eadie

  • My deepest sympathy to the Williams Family. As a long time friend of Dawn, I met Tiz on several occasions and just through those short interactions, know what a special lady she was! I love her zest for life that is so apparent through all of the pictures, and I know that spirit lives on in each of her family members. May the memories provide comfort as you move forward.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Norma was such a kind, sweet lady, she will be missed by many. Hold all the memories close to your heart. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  • We will always remember Tizzy’s beautiful smile. She was a wonderful friend, mother, grandmother and wife. We’ll miss her terribly, but we have memories of vacations and fun times together. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  • Bill and Family,
    Sorry to hear about Tiz. We had many fun times golfing together over the years. I can see her now as she does her little routine addressing the golf ball. She was so much fun to be around. I will miss her. Prayers and thoughts are with you in these difficult times.