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Barbara Williams

September 2, 1934 — July 2, 2020

Barbara Williams

Barbara Jean Williams

(nee Strickland)

Age 86 of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, July 2, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born September 2, 1934 in Abingdon, Illinois, Barbara Jean was a daughter of James and Dorothy (Nicholas) Strickland.

Survivors include her sons, Marty Williams and Randy Williams, both of Wilmington; her ex-daughters-in-law, Pamela Chambers of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and Jennifer Risinger of Wilmington; grandchildren: Kyle, Haylee and Gavin Williams all of Wilmington, and Cassie Earley of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; great grandchildren: Danika, Delaynee, Delilah Earley of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; nephew, Ronald Jones of Wilmington and niece, Brenda (Don) Riley of Morris, Illinois.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, James and Dorothy; husband, Sanford “Bud” Williams; granddaughter, Kayla Williams;  her sister, Josephine Jones; brother-in-law, Bob Jones; brother, Eugene Strickland; niece, Donna Jones, and aunt, Elsie Shiplett.

Cremation rites are being accorded, and a graveside memorial is in the planning.

Barb will be laid to rest with her husband, Bud in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Barb’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Cremation services and memorial arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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