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Mary Agnes (Quinn) Williams went home to her heavenly reward Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born to Patrick Henry and Clara (Holland) Quinn on Feb. 4, 1918 in Kokomo.
Mary Agnes graduated from Kokomo High School in 1936. She went on to graduate from the school of Nursing at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kokomo in 1939. On July 10, 1940, she married Robert L. Williams at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kokomo. Robert preceded her in death in 2005. They had eight children.
Mary Agnes was known for her big holiday family meals, especially her wide noodle dinners. She opened her home to family and friends, never wanting the card game to end. Mary Agnes loved to fish and play golf.
Mary Agnes is survived by her sons, James J. Williams, Johnson City, the Rev. Robert Williams, Delphi, David L. (Marita) Williams, Kokomo, and Thomas M. Williams, Fort Wayne; daughters, Jane Masters, Lebanon, Susan Adams, Hudson, Ohio, and Mary Lou (David) Shelton, Raleigh, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Williams.
In addition to her husband, Mary Agnes was preceded in death by her son, John Williams; grandsons, Courtney Miller and Jerry Williams; brother, Bernard Quinn; daughters-in-law, Deborah Williams, and Melinda Williams.
The family would like to note special recognition to Mary's goddaughter, Rosie Scheetz, for her loving care, also, caregiver Pam Jenkins, and nurse Julie Maggard for caring for Mary this past year.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joan of Arc Church, 3155 S. 200 West, with her son, the Rev. Father Robert Williams, Bishop Timothy L. Doherty, Bishop Emeritus William Higi, and priests of the Lafayette Dioceses con-celebrants. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. in St. Charles Cemetery in Peru. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Agnes' memory to St. Patrick Church or St. Vincent DePaul, Kokomo. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstoutcom.
Published on  April 5, 2017
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