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Joan Williams


Joan Williams, 87, of New Holland, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at the Monterey Care Center in Grove City, where she had been a patient two weeks.

Mrs. Williams was born June 6, 1928, in West Mansfield, to George Francis and Leora Atkinson LeVally.

She was 1946 graduate of Atlanta High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland and Williamsport communities. Before her retirement, she was a longtime bookkeeper for the Atlanta Grain Company and then Keynes Brothers.

She was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women for which she served as treasurer for many years. She also had been point secretary for the Tri-State Horse Show Association.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Goff; her parents; a brother, George W. LeVally; and a sister, Susan LeVally.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and David Backus of Delaware; a son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Terri Williams of Williamsport; two granddaughters, Jessy Williams and Amy Williams; a great-granddaughter, Myla Miller; a brother, James D. LeVally and his wife, Carol, of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at the Atlanta United Methodist Church, 25960 State Route 207, with the Rev. Malcolm Buck, pastor at the church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Jerry Newton, 13435 Judas Rd., New Holland, Ohio 43145.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland. Visit www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal