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Ella Ylene Williams

May 28, 1927 October 20, 2017
Ella Ylene Williams
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Obituary for Ella Ylene Williams

Ella Ylene Williams, age 90, of Marionville, formerly of Verona, passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville.

The first child of Sigal Ora and Lundy Ann (Sifferman) LaFollette, she was born in Halltown, Missouri, on May 28, 1927.  She attended grade school at Roper and when the family moved to Aurora, she attended school there.

She married Eugene Joe Williams on January 19, 1945, in Aurora and went with him to his army post in Colorado.  To this union, five children were born.  She is survived by Gale Eugene (Sherri) Williams of St. Joseph, Missouri, Sue Ann (Dennis) Doss of Verona, Alan Dale (Cheryl) Williams of Gardner, Kansas and David Lynn (Vicki) Williams of Battlefield, Missouri; one brother, Sammy LaFollette, of Wilmington, Massachusetts; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Sigal and Lundy, husband, Eugene and son, Gary preceded her in death.

After being discharged from the military, Ylene and Gene moved to a farm southeast of Verona and lived there 55 years, raising beef cattle.  They moved to Marionville in 2001.

Ylene was very active in the PTA when her children were in school, taught Sunday school, and was a leader in JFA.  She was active in Missouri Cattlewomen’s and served as president.  Ylene and Gene loved to square dance and were members of both Aurora and Cassville square dance clubs and attended dances throughout the area.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Verona.

Ylene was well known for her pies, which she enjoyed making and sharing with friends.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Verona, with burial following at the Spring River Cemetery in Verona.  Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Ozarks Methodist Manor, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.

303 S. Jefferson Ave.
303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO, 65605
6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Crafton to Cantrell Funeral Home

Funeral Service:
115 S. 1st St.
115 S. 1st St., Verona, MO
10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Verona Baptist Church

Memorial Donations:
Ozarks Methodist Manor

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Cemetery Details


Spring River Cemetery Final Resting Place

Spring River Cemetery, Lawrence 1150, Verona, MO
Verona, Missouri 65769

Spring River Cemetery, Lawrence 1150, Verona, MO Verona 65769 Missouri
United States

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