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321 North Main Street
Piedmont, MO 63957
Phone: 573-223-4242
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O. Irene Williams

December 6, 1928 - June 15, 2019
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O. Irene (Abbott) Williams, 90, of Piedmont, MO, passed away, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center. She was born in Stillwell, OK, December 6, 1928 to parents John Mora and Cecil Deliaha (Kester) Abbott. Irene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She married Virgil “Bud” Williams May 27, 1954. She grew up in Doniphan then later in St. Louis. Irene was a hard worker and enjoyed being around people. She worked at White Castle and was a waitress and manager of restaurants while in St. Louis. After moving back to Piedmont area, she and Bud owned and operated a restaurant at Bluff View. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and rededicated her life to Christ in the early 1990’s. Irene was an all-around great cook and was well known for her pie making. She loved to cook, fish, and sew. She loved her hummingbirds and she was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Irene loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Irene was a very enjoyable person to be around. She was well appreciated while living at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center where she received excellent care. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-four years; daughter: Linda Sue Orlando; and brother: William G. Abbott. Irene is survived by her children: Gary Brooks and wife Laurie of St. Louis, MO, Rosalee Williams and husband George of Choctaw, OK, Rebecca DeFrancisco and husband John of Newport, OR, Sherry Hills and husband John of Piedmont, MO; twelve grandchildren, many great and great-great-grandchildren. Brothers: Fay Abbott Springdale, AR, Luther Abbott and wife Ann of Doniphan, MO, J. D. Abbott and wife Ellen of Sorento, IL, Roy Abbott and wife Deborah of Glen Carbon, IL; sister: Tessie Susie Abbott of Doniphan, MO; sister-in-law: Louise Abbott of Dudley, MO. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm, also at the chapel. Burial will be at Forest Chapel Cemetery, Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:00pm
    Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont
    321 N Main
    Piedmont, Missouri 63957
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 3:00pm
    Forest Chapel Cemetery
    Clarks Creek Road
    Piedmont, Missouri 63957
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