Betty E. Williams, 88, of Allison, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly. She was born November 22, 1932, in Kesley, to August and Anna (Meinders) Brinkman.
Betty attended country school and graduated from Aplington High School, class of 1950. She was united in marriage to Richard "Bud" Williams on September 21, 1954, in Cedar Falls. Betty was in fellowship at the Hitesville Gospel Hall in rural Aplington. She accepted Christ as her personal savior on August 25, 1942. Betty also volunteered at the Allison Food Pantry. She enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, gardening, canning, baking and coffee time with her friends. Betty also enjoyed knitting and made afghans for all of her grandchildren. Family was very important to Betty and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Betty is survived by her daughter Connie (Bob) Opperman of Allison; son Jeff (Rhonda) Williams of Allison; grandchildren Tony (Macy Hippen) Opperman of Allison, Tyler (Tasha) Opperman of Allison, Mitchell Williams of Allison, and Stephanie Williams of Allison; great grandchildren Alexis, Mia and Remy Opperman; brother-in-law Don Williams of Manchester; along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard "Bud", sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Edwin Meyer, sister-in-law Karen Williams, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Norma and Larry Stanek.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Allison. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2021, at Hitesville Gospel Hall in rural Aplington. Burial will take place in the Allison Cemetery.
"Dear Family of Betty,
I have known Betty from before she was married. I have fond memories visiting her parents in their home over those years and recall Betty playing the piano for us. She was able to live a LONG life for the Lord and in God's Assembly, which is the most important life to live. May you find comfort she was a lovely & cheerful lady and you were blessed to have her as your Mother/.grandmother. May the funeral service bring blessing to saint and sinner.
"Connie, Jeff, and families,
Our deepest sympathies to you all with the loss of such a fine Christian lady! Betty
was always happy, positive, and friendly. I have so many great memories through my life of
fun times growing up together with your family. You have been so blessed to have had such
great parents. I know my parents cherished your parents friendship. Even though your mom is
gone from our presence, she will always live on through you! Betty's life was one well-lived! Due to previous plans, we can't attend the services. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, STEVE and CAMI HAUGSTAD "
"Betty had been my neighbor for years a very nice person she will be missed sorry for your loss Sincerely Glen Hauser"
"We enjoyed her company on several of our trips to Lebanon, Missour to the Brumley Gospel Sings !"