Edith Williams, 91

August 18, 1931 - March 07, 2023

Edith Williams, 91, of Willow Street, PA, passed away at Legend of Lancaster on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. She was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, the daughter of the late Samuel and Maggie (Mullineaux) Poole.

Edith met her future husband John Williams as a teenager when she accepted his request to dance with her in Blackpool, England. Edith and John shared 71 years of marriage. She was the administrative and financial lead for the businesses she and John established and ran together throughout their lives in the U.S.

Prior to emigrating to the U.S. with John, she assisted her mother running the boarding house and bake shop in Blackpool. Edith was a wonderful homemaker to her family, and she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, welcoming to all friends and family.

She was a member of the British American Society, and of the Episcopalian Faith.

In addition to her husband John, Edith is survived by their daughter Elaine Williams Mazzur, wife of Richard F. of Willow Street, son David John Williams, husband of Cindy of Willow Street; 4 grandchildren, Tonya E. Stefanow, wife of Ken of Strasburg, Ashlee L. Boyce, wife of Derek of Lancaster, Tyler D. E. Williams, husband of Mary (Boyce) of Lancaster, and Hayley E. Mazzur-Johnson, wife of Zachary of Millersville, MD; and 17 great-grandchildren, Griffin, David, Emma, Miriam, Paul, Eli, Samuel, and Aslan Stefanow, Audrey, Lucy, Clare, and Cooper Boyce, Leah and Ryan Williams, and Adelai, Shepherd, and Meadow Mazzur-Johnson.

In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter Sarah Stefanow, and 5 sisters, Alice Wright, Edna Parsons, Elsie Bowes, Margaret Best, and Nellie Oberdorf.

A viewing will take place from 10 to 11 am, followed by the funeral service at 11 am on Monday, March 13, 2023, at Charles F. Snyder III Funeral Home & Crematory, 2421 Willow Street Pike, Willow Steet, PA 17584. Interment will be in Creswell Cemetery

The funeral can be viewed on the Live Stream link below Edith’s obituary.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, 2595 Interstate Drive, #100, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter
or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Condolences to the Family

March 10, 2023

To the Williams family,
Please know my prayers, thoughts, and condolences go our to all of you. Edith very quickly had a special place in my heart and I want to say thank you for allowing us to care for Edith. She will always remain in our hearts and her obit was beutiful just as she was. My deepest condolences to your family.
Victoria Wall

March 09, 2023

Elaine, sorry to hear about your Mom passing. I’ll remember you and you family in my prayers.
mertes roseann

March 09, 2023

Edith was a lovely lady and whilst I only met her a few times her memory will live on, she was a great friend to my in laws Audrie and Peter. She was such a family person and I know she will be sadly missed but I hope they will all take comfort from all the happy memories she has left behind. Sending my love and condolences to John and all the family xxx
Audra Threlfall

March 09, 2023

I have a few very sweet memories of Edith. My deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire family. 
Stacy Tripple

March 09, 2023

Elaine, my heartfelt condolences to you, Dave, John and the rest of your family.  She now joins grandma and grandpa Poole and all of her sisters together once more.  
David Oberdorf

March 09, 2023

Edith was iconic in so many ways. We have so many great memories of her.   We’re so glad that she was a part of our lives and feel privileged that we got to be part of hers. She will be missed by many!
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Willow Street, PA 17579
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