Henry Owen Williams obituary (1994)
Henry Owen Williams HARDIN COUNTY Henry yard of Stonefort and Herbert and Owen Williams was born July 25, 1914, the son of Otho and Ina Miller Williams. He departed this life on July 1 1, 1994. At the time of his passing he was 79 years, 11 months and 16 days of age. Owen grew up and went to school in Hardin County. He worked in the fluorspar mines for several years. Later, he moved to Cook County where he worked as a steam engineer for Republic Steel. He retired in 1976. On Sept. 28, 1939, Owen married Mary Elizabeth Vinyard, who survives. Owen has three children, Helen Dempsey of Marion, James Williams of Pittsburg, 111. and Dar-lene Williams of Rolling Meadows. He has two grandsons, Don Dempsey of North Carolina, and David Dempsey of Palatine. He has three surviving brothers and their wives: Wayne and Virginia Williams of Golconda, Wel-don and Mary Williams of Oak Lawn, and Paul and Katherine Williams of Elizabethtown. Owen is also survived by his extended brothers and sisters: Madeline Williams of Rosiclare, Ruth and Carl Cowsert of Rosiclare, Juanita and Paul Hayden of Golconda, Everett and Juanita Vinyard of Golconda, Lorraine Vinyard of Brighton, Delores Vin- Chris Vinyard of Harrisburg. Owen was preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Williams; his parents, and brothers, Noel Williams, Billy Vinyard and Bobby Vinyard. Along with the aforementioned to grieve his passing, Owen leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and neighbors. We are promised only a "A Small Window of Time," on this earth, then we leave it to go to a better place, to meet the ones that have gone on before and wait for thise that come after. We tried, throughout Owen's passing, to do things as he would have enjoyed. Therefore, pallbearers were some of his favorite people Vivian Shucharht, Chris Williams, Paul Williams Jr., Sherry Logadon, Barbara McCarthy and Eugene Vinyard. Words can never express our thanks for the kindnesses shown to our loved one during his illness these past months. A very special "thank you" to all those who stayed with us at the hospital, and for all the calls, cards, prayers, flowers and food. Your kindness has made our grief more bearable ... God's richest blessing on each of you. The Williams Family.