Myers Funeral Home


Betty Z. Williams

December 23, 1927January 19, 2021

Betty Z. Williams, 93 of Roanoke passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne. Betty was a 1945 graduate of Jefferson Center High school in Whitley County. She was a secretary in the Officer’s Replacement Pool Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland, and was later secretary to the district officer of the USO in El Paso, Texas. Betty was a co-owner and secretary treasurer of Economy Machine Products for 17 years and was bookkeeper and helper on the family farm for 15 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Betty was born on December 23, 1927 in Whitley County, the daughter of the late Chester and Essie (Gillam) Hollenbaugh.

She was united in marriage to James Williams on March 1, 1945. James survives.

Survivors include a daughter: Tamara S. Williams of Garrett; a daughter-in-law: Jean Williams of Whitley County; four grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son: Randall Williams; two brothers: Elwood “Woodie” Hollenbaugh, Theda “Ted” Hollenbaugh and a sister-in-law: Betty Jean Hollenbaugh.

Private family services will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Roanoke.

There will be a Public Memorial Service at a later date.

Interment will be at the Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to Faith Lutheran Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • James Williams, Husband
  • Tamara Williams, Daughter
  • Jean Williams, Daughter-in-law
  • Chester Hollenbaugh, Father (deceased)
  • Essie (Gillam) Hollenbaugh, Mother (deceased)
  • Randall Williams, Son (deceased)
  • Elwood Hollenbaugh, Brother (deceased)
  • Ted Hollenbaugh, Brother (deceased)
  • Betty Jean Hollenbaugh, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Four grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren

  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • Visiting Nurse and Hospice


  • No Public Visitation or Services at This Time


Betty Z. Williams

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Larry and Verna Williams

January 26, 2021

Aunt Betty always made me feel special. I really liked her cookies, too. Our deepest condolences to Uncle Jim and family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry Scher

January 23, 2021

Sorry for your loss Jean.
Terry and Sue

Pam Fields

January 22, 2021

Prayers to all of family.
Treasure all the memories from over the years.
Great lady and now she has received her wings and flying high with the angels.
Prayers to all!

Leona Bear

January 22, 2021

Betty was a lovely person to know. She was a very good friend of my favorite Aunt Edith, and Betty & Jim became friends of mine.
I always enjoyed seeing them numerous times in Florida as well as Indiana. Lots of card playing and good conversation were such fun! Betty will be sorely missed. My sympathy and condolences go out to all of her family.