Monday, March 28, 2011

Rachel L. Williams

Scio, NY - Rachel L. Williams, 94, a former long time resident of the Vandermark Road passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Absolut of Houghton with her family at her side. She was born October 7, 1916 in Genesee, PA the daughter of the late Luman and Lillian (Delong) Gardner. On June 16, 1931 in Wellsville she married Victor L. Williams who predeceased her in 1986.

She was raised in Pennsylvania before moving to Scio. She was a former member of the Scio Grange and enjoyed flowers, being outdoors and family picnics.

She is survived by one son, Victor E. (Patricia) Williams of Liberty Hills, TX, one daughter, Carol (Lewis) McGraw of Whitesville, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 16 great- great grandchildren as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert James Williams, five brothers, Melvin, Roy, Harold, Richard and Arlington Gardner and one sister, Lucy Whitaker.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Rocky Mitchell presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Memorial donation may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Activities program at Absolut of Houghton. To leave online condolence, please visit

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