Dorothy Grace Williams, 93, of Bettendorf, IA, formerly of Camanche, IA, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Shewas born Dec. 21, 1922 in Nemaha County, the daughter of John William and Edna Lucille (Lucas) Eichstaedt.  

On June 11, 1950 she married Robert G. Williams at the home she was born in. She and Robert lived on the home farm until 1957, before settling in Camanche in 1964. Dorothy was a Stella High School graduate and graduated from Peru State College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Camanche, and the Order of Eastern Star.

Dorothy had been employed as a teacher in Nebraska for more than nine years. After teaching she was a homemaker and reared her family.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Bettendorf; daughter, Peggy (Ross) Lanphere of Coeur d’Alene, ID; sons, Glenn (Carla) Williams of Fulton, IL and J.L. (Ann) Williams of LeClaire, IA; grandchildren, Robert Lanphere, Angie Sower, Michelle Steckman, A.J. Williams, Laken Williams, Jordan Williams, Kerri Kudelka, Brandon VanBlaricome and Bryan Lohse and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a nephew.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at the Prairie Union Baptist Church, Shubert. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at the Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home, Camanche. Burial will be at Prairie Union Cemetery, Shubert. Pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Findley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, the Camanche Fire Department or the Camanche Masonic Lodge #60.
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