Born: June 7, 1950 - Deceased: March 29, 2021
Gladys B. Williamson, nee Joseph, 70, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, June 7, 1950; in Belleville, IL, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer; at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Gladys grew up on her family’s centennial farm outside of O’Fallon, IL. She was a math teacher at Columbia High School and then a GED teacher and program administrator for Southwestern Illinois College, where she was dedicated to improving the lives of others through education. She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, and she enjoyed volunteering in the children’s ministry and for Vacation Bible School. She was a lifelong member of Enterprise Grange in O’Fallon, IL, and served as an Illinois State Grange officer.
Gladys loved playing the piano, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, dancing with her husband, sewing and playing games, traveling across the country with her family, tutoring children at Ellis Elementary School, and spending time with family and friends. She was a devoted grandmother to her six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her:
She is survived by her:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the SWIC Foundation to be directed to the Robichaux, Williamson, Taylor and Whisman Scholarship Fund at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL, for GED graduates aspiring to attend college.
Visitation: Friday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL. (Social distancing will be observed.)
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave Kurrus Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021 for a 1:30 p.m. graveside funeral service at O’Fallon City Cemetery with Rev. Larry Patton of St. Matthew United Methodist Church officiating.