Mary Corrine Williams, age 87, of Villisca, Iowa passed away Friday, June 14th, 2019 at Clarinda Regional Health Center.
Corrine was born on September 24th, 1931, in Amity Township, Page County Iowa, the oldest of five children, and the daughter of Fred and Gladys Christensen. She graduated from College Springs High School in 1949 after a stellar athletic career where she was named 1st team all SWI in basketball. She then went on to attend Iowa State University, where she met her future husband.
She married David Williams on August 3rd, 1952 and spent their first year at Iowa State while David completed college and Corrine worked. They spent their next two years in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Takoma, Washington where David was completing his ROTC term. In 1955, David and Corrine then returned to Villisca to begin farming with his father Paul on the family farm. Corrine was an excellent farm wife, mother, and cook. She was an active member in the United Methodist Church in Villisca, a 4-H judge at the Page County Fair and she and her husband remained active in the democratic party for page county.
Her hobbies included attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, reading, sewing, genealogy, and traveling with her husband. After her children were out of the house, Corrine began quilting. She displayed quilts at the county and state fair and also gave each of her grandchildren many special quilts.
Preceding her death were her parents, brother Bob Christensen, sister Jan Decker, sister Diane Messenger, and daughter in law Donna Williams.
Surviving her includes her husband David: children Stuart of Omaha, NE, Bruce of Villisca, Iowa, Brian and his partner in life Nong of Omaha, NE, Sarah and her husband Steve Wilson of Ames, Iowa, and Steven and his wife Wendi of Kerrville, Texas. Grandchildren Catarina Williams, Jacob Williams, Paula Williams, Abbey and Kevin Mumford, Josh and Jillian Williams, Aaron Williams and girlfriend Hannah Davison, John and Tish Fitzsimmons, Josiah and Megan Fitzsimmons, Jordan and Breanna Fitzsimmons, Luke Wilson, Rebekah Wilson, Rachael Williams, Jackson Williams, Michaela Williams, Tristen Williams, Aidan Williams, Faith Williams, Jedidiah Williams, step grandchildren Jamie and Jeff Seehusen, Jessie and George Wyman, Kyle and Julia Wilson, and Trevor Wilson. She was blessed with ten great-grand children, also, sister Shirley Herzberg of Clarinda Iowa, sisters in law Naomi Christensen of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Katherine Williams, Indianola, IA, brothers in law Keith Messenger of Waterloo, Iowa and John and his wife Janet Williams, Stockton, CA.,and many nieces and nephews
Mom, mother, "Corrine" will be missed greatly by those who loved and knew her.