90th birthday: Ruth Williams


LIMA — Ruth Williams is celebrating her 90th birthday. A card shower would be appreciated at Lima Manor, 750 Brower Road, Room 6.

She was born March 15, 1927, in Lima, to Glen and Margaret Smith Gladwell. On Dec. 24, she married the Rev. William “Bill” Williams, who died in August 2012.

She has two children, David (Becky) Williams, of Middletown, and the Rev. James “Jim” (Cheryl) Williams, of Pineville, Louisiana. A son, Frank Williams, is deceased. She has seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She and her husband were in the ministry for 40 years in Lima and many other cities across the state. She taught Sunday school and helped with other church activities. She began working as a nurse aide in the Lima area at age 65 and retired at age 82.

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