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Robert W. "Bob" Williams

Robert W. "Bob" Williams, 79, of Trenton died Oct. 6, 2004, at Caring 
First Nursing Home in Breese. 

Mr. Williams was born June 20, 1925, in Spring Garden to John and Mae 
(Campbell-Shurtz) Williams; they preceded him in death. He was also preceded 
in death by brothers Glen and Fred Shurtz; and a sister-in-law, Melba Shurtz. 
He married Roxie (Johnston) Williams Oct. 16, 1945, in Lincoln, Neb.; she survives 
in Trenton. Also surviving are a son, Michael (Diana) Williams of Findlay; a daughter, 
Cherolyn Williams of Vero Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Hilary Williams, 
Melissa Williams, Michael (Judi) Williams Jr., Macy Williams and Dylan Williams; 
a great-granddaughter, Neenah Williams; brothers Marvin (Freda) Williams, Thurman 
(Gerry) Williams and Bill (Jacque) Williams, all of Bonnie; a sister-in-law, Frieda 
(Maurice) Schmidt of Woodlawn; and many nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Williams was a retired principal from Wesclin Junior High School in Trenton and 
taught previously at Clay City Senior High School, Bethel Grade School in Mt. Vernon 
and McClellan Grade School. He was an Army/Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a 
member of West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton and Locust Hills Golf Club in Lebanon. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton, 
with the Revs. Mike May and Tom Leveling officiating. Interment will be 1:30 p.m. at Kirk 
Cemetery in Ina. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday 
at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials may be made to West Gate Baptist Church or 
the American Cancer Society and will be received at the funeral home. Expressions of 
sympathy may be sent to www.mossfuneralhome.com. For more information you may contact 
Moss Funeral Home at 526-7144. 


Date: 13 Oct 2005
Source: Register-News
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman 
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