Elouise (Sees) Williams of Wadsworth, Ohio passed away on February 19 at the age of 78. Ms. Williams was born on November 21, 1942 to Forest and Phyllis (Marsh) Sees of Canton, Ohio. Her sister Phyllis Ann (David) Rowley of Minneapolis was her lifelong best friend and partner in mischief. She attended Massillon Perry High School and Ohio University graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1964.
Elouise married Donald Williams, also of Wadsworth, and they were blessed with three children, Susan Hathaway of Cincinnati, Katherine Williams of Stow and James Williams of Houston, Texas. Elouise was an English teacher and was a librarian at Ella M Everhard Public Library for decades in the Children’s Department.
Elouise was an avid gardener growing flowers, fruits and vegetables on the five acres she and her husband owned on Route 57. Elouise made homemade jelly for years involving her children and grandchildren (Parker and Spencer Hathaway both from Cincinnati) in this annual labor of love.
Elouise was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for over 50 years. She found great community, faith and friendships there. Elouise was also active in Kiwanis, volunteered at The Salvation Army, Marian’s Closet and The Bookshelf.
Elouise was also a bridge enthusiast and remained close friends with members of her card club for over 50 years.
Ms. Williams is survived by her sister, children, grandchildren and former husband. She was predeceased by her parents and countless aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private ceremony will be held for the family. A celebration of life is will be planned post-pandemic. The family requests gifts be directed to Kiwanis International, the American Liver Foundation or any literacy support program.