Phyllis H. Williams

Born: Tue., Nov. 15, 1932
Died: Thu., Sep. 18, 2014

Graveside Service

10:30 AM Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Location: Greenmount Cemetery

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   Phyllis Hoagland Williams, 81, of Quincy, died at 4:33 p.m. Thursday (September 18, 2014) in the North Adams Home in Mendon, Illinois.

   Born November 15, 1932 in Quincy, Phyllis was the daughter of John C. and Helen M. Hibbard Hoagland.  She married Zeldon "Willy" Williams on May 29, 1954 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1996. She later spent many happy years with her longtime companion, Robert "Bob" Steffen who preceded her in death on December 11, 2011.

   Phyllis was a graduate of Quincy High School and Gem City Business College. Following her graduation, Phyllis moved to Denver, Colorado where she was employed as a medical secretary in a private clinic in Denver for 27 years. She retired in 1988.

   Phyllis enjoyed dancing and going to her Bible study group. She loved her parrot "Sweetheart" whom she taught to talk.  She was a member of the Rocky Mountain Avery Club.  Phyllis especially loved traveling the world and was a member of "Ports of Call", a private plane club in Denver.

   Survivors include one step-son, Dan Williams (Peggy) of Spirit Lake, IA; one step-grandson, Barry Williams; two step-great grandchildren, Hunter and Jena Williams; one sister, Kaye Locke of Quincy; one niece, Victoria King (David) of Quincy; two nephews, Dan Hoagland Dane (Arlene) and Joe Locke (Joleen) both of Sterling, CO; three great nephews, Robert Shuker, Danny Dane, Jr. (Amanda), and Brandon Locke; and four great nieces, Katie Shuker, Minde Lyn (Jon), Ashley Locke, and Kayle Locke Eichenberger (T.J.).  Also surviving are several loving great great nieces and nephews, numerous friends, including two special friends, Kathy Marx and Karrie Smith, who called Phyllis their second "Mom".

   Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her longtime companion, Bob Steffen; and nephew, Eddie Locke.

   Mrs. Williams was cremated.  Graveside memorial services will be held Thursday (September 25) at 10:30 a.m at Greenmount Cemetery with Pastor Larry Wentzel officiating.

   There is no visitation, but friends are invited to attend the graveside service .

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Memorials may be made to Blessing Cancer Center or to North Adams Home.

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Sarah Wright
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
Kathie & Tom, Karrie & Craig, Mom & Dad Meyers,
Janie and I are so very sorry for your loss. We are with you all, and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Phyll is in a much better place than all of us. Please know we love you!!

The Reverend Doctor Ivan E. Greuter
   Posted Mon September 22, 2014

The members of Central Baptist Church express our sincere sympathy at the passing of Phyllis. She was a lovely lady and good friend of many Christians at our church. We will miss her smile and laughter in worship and Bible study. Our church family will ask God the Father to send the Holy Spirit to be your comforter, counseling, and guide during this time of grief.

Pastor Ivan

The Reverend Doctor Ivan E. Greuter
Senior Minister

daniel dane
   Posted Mon September 22, 2014


we love you and will miss you, Dan, Arlene, Danny & Amanda

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