Emily Williams, 104, passed away May 5, 2020

Emily Williams, 104, of St. Joseph, formally of Chicago, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community, in St. Joseph. A private Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be taking place at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Emily was born to James Vincunas and Freda Saverowskas on April 10, 1916, in Blue Island, IL. As a lifelong resident of Chicago, she worked as a decorator and sales representative for a furniture store before she retired. In her earlier years, Emily loved swimming and golfing. She was very involved in her apartments botanical club, which was sponsored by the Chicago Botanical Garden’s. In 2012, Emily moved to St. Joseph where she enjoyed living at the Whitcomb and watching the beautiful views that Lake Michigan had to offer.

Emily is survived by her two daughters, Teri (Ronald Harshman) Williams of Coloma, MI and Donna (John) McKay of Plainfield, IL; grandchildren, Lee Ann McKay, Raelynn (Kenneth) Miller, Christine (Corey) Fowler, and Ryan (Margaret) Harshman; and seven great-grandchildren.

Emily was preceded in death by her parents, James & Freda; husband, John Williams; sister, Alda Schmidt; and uncle, Frank Savior. 

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