Services honoring the life of Elaine Williams, 83, were held on Saturday, June 11, at the Mart Church of Christ, where she was a faithful member for more than 40 years, with Mr. Tom Keener officiating. Interment followed at Prairie Hill Cemetery in Prairie Hill, Texas. 

Pallbearers were John Walter Desmuke, Camron Fambro, Kelley Crawford, Cody Robertson, Lindy Curry, Billy Curry, Ryan Curry and Jeremy Gillert.

Elaine was born on the family farm near Munger, Texas in Limestone County. She was the fourth child born to Ernest Todd and Vivian McDonald Todd.  

She attended schools in Munger, Hubbard, and Coolidge where she graduated in 1949. 

Elaine married Walter Carrol Williams on Decc 27, 1949 in Coolidge. They began their lives together living on the Williams family farm. Elaine and Walter were married for 60 years before he passed away in 2009.

Being a farmer's wife was her life, and she helped Walter with all work connected to the farm.  During this time three daughters were born, grew up on the farm, and were each sent off to college.  While the girls were in college Elaine worked at Foster's Variety Store and The Martine Dress Shop in Mart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Carrol Williams; parents, Ernest Todd and Vivian McDonald Todd Holman; brother, Ernest Varnell Todd; sister, Maxine Copley; brother, William A. Todd; and sister Faye Beene.

 She is survived by her daughters, Pat and husband, Billy Tom Curry of Mart; Beverly and husband, Alex Fambro of  Stephenville/Huckabay; Lanelle and husband, Russ Crawford of Kerens; grandchildren, John Walter Desmuke and wife, Gabrielle of Mart; Camron Fambro and wife, Jane of Stephenville; Courtney Crawford Robertson and husband, Cody of Athens; Cadey Crawford Gillert and husband, Jeremy of Athens; Kelley Crawford of Ft. Worth; Lyndal Curry and wife, Jalinda of Lago Vista and Billy D. Curry of Dallas; great grandchildren, Reagan and Harley Desmuke, Brittinee, Scotti, and Jamie Williams of Mart; Sidney, Sadie and Sam Robertson of Athens; Paige and Piper Gillert of Athens; Ryan Curry of Mart; Amanda Curry of Grapevine; and Sarah Curry of Waco; sister, Nelda Foster of Victoria and brother-in-laws, Bobby Beene of Cleburne and Gary Bradshaw and wife, Martha, of Mart as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend and caregiver, Ruth Brown of Mart.

Our family would like to thank the staff at Park Plaza and Royal Manor II for the care given to Elaine.  To those wonderful nurses and caregivers at 4 South, Hillcrest Hospital and Scott & White Hospice a special thank you for helping all of us through this time. 

Memorials may be made to the Prairie Hill Cemetery Association, Mart Church of Christ, or to Foster’s Home for Children, 1779 N. Graham Street, Stephenville, Texas, 76401.

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