Tupelo – Mrs. Geraldine Louise Oborn Williams, 92, formerly of Kenton, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS following an extended illness. She was born July 15, 1925 in Kenton, OH to Gilbert R. Oborn and Florence Wolfe Oborn. She grew up in Kenton with her two brothers and was a 1943 graduate of Kenton High School. She married Trenton W. Williams, the love her life, on October 1, 1944 and worked with him for many years at the Hardin County Clerk of Courts as Deputy Clerk. She then worked at the Hardin County Board of Elections prior to and after his death, Sept. 26, 1981. Mrs. Williams moved to Tupelo eight years ago to be with her daughter, Pamela Fry.
While in Kenton she was active in the Women’s’ Society of First United Methodist Church where she was a member. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Lady’s Oriental Shrine of North America, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.
A service celebrating her life will be at 6 PM, Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. David Smith of Maple Drive Presbyterian Church, Pontotoc, MS officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 PM to service time only. A visitation will be held from 12 noon to service time at 2 PM, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home in Kenton, OH, with Rev. Jonathan Hanover of First United Methodist Church of Kenton officiating. Private burial will follow at Grove Cemetery in Kenton.
Survivors include Geraldine’s daughter, Pamela Johnson Fry and her husband, Truman of Tupelo, MS; three grandchildren, Brad Johnson of Guntown, MS, Bret Johnson of Saltillo, MS, and Blake Johnson of Mobile, AL; five great-grandchildren, Tucker Johnson, Shelby Johnson, Clayton Johnson, Carley Johnson, and Charleigh Caite Johnson; sister-in-law, Marilyn Oborn; niece, Lee Kendrick (Dale), nephews, Craig Oborn (Cathy), all of Kenton, OH, and Ted Williams (Jean), of Columbus, OH; cousin, Dr. Lauren Wolfe (Ginnie) of Auburn, AL; her best friend, Edna Pleasant of Kenton, OH, and other near relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Cleston Oborn and Weston Oborn and sister-in-law, Wilma Oborn.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mrs. Geraldine Williams may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main street, Tupelo, MS 38801 or to Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dear Williams family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Geraldine. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.
Submitted by Michael on Dec 15 2017 07:02:46 PM
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).
Please know our prayers are with you.
Dickie Rhea, Chaplain
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