Penny Jean Williams

December 16, 1949November 18, 2018

Penny Jean Williams, age 68, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Dec. 16, 1949 in Quincy, IL to Clifford and Norma Jean Gabel. She married James Williams on Feb. 14, 1980 in Peoria. He survives along with two daughters: Karrie Schmidgall of Phoenix, AZ, Jodi (Scott) Thomason of Peoria, one grandson, Tyler Thomason of Peoria, and one great-grandson, Colton of Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Linda. Penny was a school bus driver for Dist. 150 from 1978 till her retirement in 2014. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Penny’s life will be Sunday Nov. 25, 2018 from 1to 3 p.m. at her daughters home at 9825 State Rt. 91, Peoria, IL. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to TAPS Animal Shelter in Pekin. You may view Penny’s obituary online at


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Stephen Nave

November 24, 2018

Jim ,
So sorry to hear about Penny.
Penny was a very nice person .

A Beautiful Spirit like her will be missed on this Earth, but not in Heaven.

Condolences. Stephen Nave

Sandra Demmin

November 21, 2018

Penny was a dear friend for many years. She was the first friend I told when I got my engagement ring and she was a bridesmaid in our wedding over 51 years ago. We spent many happy times at each others homes and my dad always called her Nickel. I have thought of her often over the years and wondered how she was doing. My heart is sad, but I will see you again my sweet , dear friend.
Sandi Closen Demmin, from Calhoun, Georgia