Shirley Jean Williams, 69 of Mesa, AZ formerly of Wellsburg, Wv passed away on August 23, 2011 at her home in Mesa, AZ. She was born on June 7, 1942 in Wellsburg, WV in a house on Rabbit Hill. A daughter of the late Woodrow (Woody) Miller and Evelyn (Peggy) Haught Miller she is preceded in death by her sisters Wilma Noel and Monica Cate.
Shirley graduated from Wellsburg High School and attended West Liberty State College. She was a member of the Wheeling Chapter of the DAR and a member of the Cameo Society within the DAR. Shirley was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved serving the Lord. She had a knack for making people feel special and making those around her feel loved no matter their station in life. She was dedicated to family and taking care of her sweet husband who has dementia.
Shirley is survived in death by her husband John Williams and her two sisters Luella Tokas and Janice Wentz. She is also survived by her seven children: John, Don, Woody, Stephanie, Jennifer, Patricia and Stephen as well as 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many, many extended family members.
Friends will be received at the Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 Centennial Way in Mesa, AZ on Sunday August 28 from 6 – 8 pm. Friends will also be received on Monday August 29th from 9 – 9:45 am at the LDS church Located on Stapley Dr and McKellips Rd in Mesa, AZ followed by the funeral service at 10am in the chapel of the same building. Interment will follow at the Arizona National Memorial Cemetery in Cave Creek, AZ at 12:30pm.
Flowers may be sent to the Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 Centennial Way in Mesa, AZ. Condolance cards and donations can be sent to 1249 S Almar Circle, Mesa, AZ 85204. The donations will go to the Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.