JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Howard Kenneth Williams
 
Howard Kenneth Williams, 90 passed away September 14, 2008 in Mt. Vernon, 
Jefferson County, Illinois. 

He was born September 30, 1917 in Jefferson County, Illinois the son of 
James Calvin Williams and Margery Pauline Williamson. 

He is survived by his brother, Harold Calvin Williams of Mt. Vernon, 
Illinois; 4 Sons: Kenneth Lee of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Donald Ray of 
Bonnie, Illinois, James Howard of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Jeff Lee of 
Bonnie, Illinois; stepdaughter: Debbie Kash of Scheller, Illinois; grandchildren: 
Nancy Marie, Chuck Allen, Christopher Lee, Zachary James, Ike Howard, Dakota Wade, 
Shane, Sara, Jonathan, Adam and Rebakah; and great grandchildren: Samantha age 2, 
James age 4, Jana age 6, Micah age 10, Coby age 9, Drew age 7, Brady age 3, 
Hayden 1 month and Andrew 10. 

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, his wives: Francis Ann Armstrong, 
Mary Francis Barnett and Peggy Ann Leffler, his daughter: Gwendolyn Nichols and 
his grandson: Benjamin Kash.

FACTS
Howard was a lifetime resident of Jefferson County. He was a member of the 
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 520 for 62 years. He also 
served as Jefferson County Game Warden for 27 years. He was U.S. Army veteran of 
WWII and served as a gunnery and heavy equipment instructor at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 

ARRANGEMENTS:
GRAVESIDE SERVICES: will be held at Williams Cemetery on Two Mile Creek Lane, 
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois at 1:00 P.M Thursday, September 18, 2008 
with Major Ike Howard Williams, USAF, officiating. Members of the Illinois 
Conservation Corps Police Honor Guard will conduct ceremonies at the cemetery. 

VISITATION: will be held from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. In lieu of flowers the family 
requests memorials be made to Williams Cemetery Association. Memorials will be 
accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Williams Cemetery Association, 
C/O Robert Bruce, P.O. Box 1765, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864. 





Source: Hughey Funeral Home
Date: 9/15/2008 
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer
Relationship: 1st cousin, twice removed

 

 

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