October 15, 2005
Elinore M. Williams
Elinore M. Willliams, 91 CALEDONDIA - Elinore Margueritte Williams, 91, of Caledonia died Oct. 14, 2005, in her home. Born April 27, 1914, in Algonquin, Elinore was the daughter of Herman and Jettie (Berg) Johnson. She married Richard T. Williams Jan. 9, 1935, in Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church; he died May 2, 1997. She was a graduate of Clinton High School. A lifetime member of Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church, she was active in the Quilters group, the Church Circle, and many other church activities. She was an avid lover of music, and played piano and guitar with the Kazoos Choristers, and was also entertainer of the year for Belvidere nursing homes. She also played for a time at Poplar Grove Untied Methodist Church. Elinore truly loved to sit and play with all the family gathered around. She and her husband loved to travel, and were always open and willing to entertain guests and friends. Elinore was the author of two books "It's Better in the Telling" Vol. 1 and Vol. II, and a contributing writer to the historic books on Boone County, Manchester Coun-ty and the book "Then and Now." She was a member of ASA Cottrell Chapter of the DAR. In her later years, she became a skilled oil painter. Survivors include daughters, Carol (Paul) Hasvold, Decor-ah, Iowa, and Diana (Geoffrey) Glass, Three Rivers, Calif.; sons, Donald Williams, Caledonia, Ter-ry (Loretta) Williams, Belvidere, and Randy (Meredith) Williams, Poplar Grove; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; bro-ther, Vernon (Sue) Johnson, and sister-in-law, Gloria Johnson, both of Clinton, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also pre-deceased by parents; and brothers, Harold and Lynn. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Thomas Groth officiating. Burial in Jefferson Prairie Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Schoenfeld Funeral Home, 504 Milwaukee Road, Clinton, Wis. Memorials may be made to Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church. "Love is like a beautiful song, it echoes in the heart long after the last note is silent."