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Irene M. ‘Skip’ Williams

April 29, 2011

Irene M. “Skip” Williams, 91, formerly of Kingston and Wilkes-Barre, peacefully went to Heaven to be with her husband, Bill, her family and friends on Friday morning, April 29, 2011, at the Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born August 31, 1919, and was a daughter of the late Stanley G. and Naomi Severn Williams of Wilkes-Barre. She graduated from E. L. Meyers High School, was employed by the Luzerne County Courthouse, and, prior to her retirement, by the Kingston branch of First Eastern Bank (PNC) as a teller.

Irene was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt whose life revolved around her family. Irene was a member of the Dorranceton United Methodist Church, Kingston. She loved to sing and was an active member of their choir and also the church’s Clown Ministry.

Fondly known as “Skip” by her classmates, she was active on the reunion committee for E.L. Meyers High School, class of 1937, and in her spare time loved to take care of her rose bushes.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” R. Williams; and her brother, Stanley G. Williams Jr.

Surviving are her daughter, Naomi E., and her husband, the Rev. Dr. William B. Lawrence of Dallas, Texas; son Blaine and his wife, Mary Ellen Williams, of Huntington Mills; son Bill and his wife, Judy Williams, of Kingston; grandsons, Roger Williams, Todd Lawrence, Jonathan Lawrence, and Billy Williams III; and granddaughter, Krista Williams; five great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Fath and the staff of the Heritage House for the care that was provided to their mother.

A Celebration of Irene’s Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, with the Rev. Nick Keeney officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Irene’s name to the Dorranceton United Methodist Church Choir.

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