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Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

OBITUARY

Anita E. Williams

April 25, 1921July 15, 2020
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Anita Williams passed away peacefully at age 99 after a brief illness on July 15, 2020. Anita was the fourth of eight children born to the late Warren Richard White and Malta (McIntire) White in 1921.

Anita saw many changes in her long life. She experienced the great depression during her formative years. She met her future husband when she was a teen and they married in 1941 just as World War II was looming. She was a Rosie the riveter, assembling airplane wings for Republic Aviation in California. After the war, she and her husband James returned to Evansville where they started their family raising their 2 daughters.

After her children were grown, she helped James build their home on Darmstadt Rd. and she returned to the workforce, working at Crescent Plastics for many years. She cared deeply for her family and neighbors and was devoted to her church, attending Trinity Wesleyan and later Christian Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jane Ann Barnett; her husband James Harold Williams; and siblings, Max White, Wayne White, Wanda Phyllis Taylor, Mary White, Rev. Robert White, and Rachel White.

She is survived by her daughter Brenda (Glen) Garvey of Evansville; grandchildren Laura Barnett of Indianapolis, Lindsey (David) Wilkerson of Evansville, Julie (Cameron) Martin of Evansville, and Andrea (Nick) Lendy of Evansville; great grandchildren Ella, Sydney, Alek, and Carter; sister Doris Farmer and nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held. Anita’s service will be livestreamed on Facebook at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020, please use the following link: https://www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Riverpointe Healthcare and Dr. Karl Sash. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Rd., Evansville, IN 47725.

  • FAMILY

  • Brenda Garvey (Glen Garvey), Daughter
  • Laura Barnett, Grandchild
  • Lindsey Wilkerson (David Wilkerson), Grandchild
  • Julie Martin (Cameron Martin), Grandchild
  • Andrea Lendy (Nick Lendy), Grandchild
  • Doris Farmer, Sister
  • James Harold Williams, Husband (deceased)
  • Jane Ann Barnett, Daughter (deceased)
  • Warren Richard White, Father (deceased)
  • Malta (McIntire) White, Mother (deceased)
  • Max White, Brother (deceased)
  • Wayne White, Brother (deceased)
  • Wanda Phyllis Taylor, Sister (deceased)
  • Mary White, Sister (deceased)
  • Robert White, Brother (deceased)
  • Rachel White, Sister
  • Anita also leaves behind great-grandchildren, Ella, Sydney, Alek, and Carter; nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Private Funeral Service

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Robin Downen

July 17, 2020

A beautiful service. Julie, your talk was so enlightening and informative. So much I didn't know about Anita. Those words of her faith with the Lord really helped me today. Love all the pictures.
Robin

Robin Downen

July 17, 2020

A piece of my heart is broken. I loved Anita like she was my family. I will miss her. I am so thankful I was able to know her and her family. I know she was ready to be with the Lord and her family in Heaven. I will see her again . Love and Prayers,
Robin.

FROM THE FAMILY

With granddaughter Laura and great-grandkids Ella and Alek

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FROM THE FAMILY

With her friends at River Pointe on her birthday

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At Christmas time, matching with granddaughter Andrea.

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After enjoying barbecue at Shyler's

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With granddaughters Andrea, Julie, and Lindsey, and great-granddaughter Sydney.

FROM THE FAMILY
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Having fun shopping

FROM THE FAMILY

With granddaughter Laura and great-grandkids Ella and Alek

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

With her friends at River Pointe on her birthday

FROM THE FAMILY

At Christmas time, matching with granddaughter Andrea.

FROM THE FAMILY

After enjoying barbecue at Shyler's

FROM THE FAMILY

With granddaughters Andrea, Julie, and Lindsey, and great-granddaughter Sydney.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Having fun shopping

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FROM THE FAMILY

With the great-grandkids at the museum: Ella, Sydney, and Alek