Florence "Vallie" Williams

May 1, 1927October 10, 2020

Florence “Vallie” Williams, age 93, of Carmel, Indiana passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 . She was born in Elwood City, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1927 to the late Viola Dougherty and George Main. The family moved to Indianapolis where she graduated from Howe High School. After high school she worked at Eli Lilly until her marriage to Raymond Williams in 1947. Vallie is survived by two sons, Bill (Deb) Williams and Steve (Mari), 4 grandchildren Mark Williams (Lindsay), Jenny Williams, Jackie Williams, and Jill Hoyte (Gabe) and 6 great grandchildren, Elyanna, Noah, Maxwell, and Liza Williams and Harper and Norah Hoyte. She was very special to both the grandchildren and great grandchildren, who all affectionately called her “Grandma Vallie”. Vallie was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Williams, her parents, and five siblings.

Vallie lived in Speedway, Noblesville, Zionsville and Carmel. When she and Ray moved to Noblesville they started a home building business with their sons. Vallie’s role in the business was to decorate the homes, which she thoroughly enjoyed, coordinating colors and style. After retirement she and Ray traveled to Marco Island, Florida for an extended period of time each year. They enjoyed having family and friends stay with them on the Island.

A visitation for Vallie will be held Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to11:00 a.m. in the Gothic Chapel at Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208. Guests should enter at the 34th Street gate and drive straight forward to the chapel. A funeral service and entombment will immediately follow the visitation. Boxed lunches will be available for family and guests at approximately 12:30 pm in the Celebration Hall on the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery. Social distancing will be respected during the services. Guests will also be encouraged to wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 East 126th Street Carmel, Indiana 46033. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Williams family.


  • George Main, Father (deceased)
  • Viola Dougherty, Mother (deceased)
  • Raymond Williams, Husband (deceased)
  • Bill Williams (Deb), Son
  • Steve Williams (Mari), Son

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  • St. Mark's United Methodist Church


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David Burns

October 16, 2020

We were so sorry to hear of Vallie’s passing. Our prayers go to Bill, Debbie and the Williams family. She was a joy to be around and always talked so fondly of her family, especially her sons. Even in her final years, she was a classy lady with a great sense of taste. She will be deeply missed. Are thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Jo Cully

October 14, 2020

Vallie and Ray were our neighbors across the street in Speedway. I remember all the ladies in the neighborhood were good friends and missed Vallie when she moved away. I also remember being excited to go to see their new home with my mom, Mary Lou, and I'm not sure who else. I hadn't heard her name in a long time, but it brought back good memories of a great neighborhood, and a special time in all our lives. Peace be with you Vallie.

Phil & Judy Vinyard

October 14, 2020

Bill, Deb, Steve, Mari & all the kids and grandkids. We are so sad to hear of Vallie’s passing. Her lively demeanor and joyous laugh are remembered fondly by us, especially Phil in those College and young adult years ! She and Ray were the best adoptive parents a young man could have wished for. We join you in celebrating the wonderful life she had. She will be missed! Lovingly, Phil and Judy Vinyard


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