Look at you!! You look like a million bucks, Mamaw. Oh, to sit on your lap again..just one more time. I'd give anything to relive just this one small memory with you. My very first homecoming. <3
Wilma M. Williams
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 16, 1922
  • Place of birth:
    Combs, Kentucky, United States
  • Date of passing: May 10, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Bethel, Ohio, United States
A golden heart quit beating. Hard working hands were put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

Wilma M. Williams was a grade school teacher for 36 years. She began teaching in a one room school house in Hazard, Kentucky for 13 years and spent the remaining 23 years in Bethel, Ohio. She loved all of her students dearly. She talked about her memories of her teaching days often. She was a small woman with a BIG heart. She loved my great grandfather (Harold) dearly and remained true to him til' her last breath. She is an irreplaceable and remarkable woman. I admit, I was VERY  blessed to of had her in my life as my great grandmother. She was always on my side, even if I was wrong. She was a fighter. I lived with her for 17yrs and like any grandma would..she had me spoiled. She was my biggest fan and was ALWAYS full of laughs and helpful advice. I told her everything. She passed away 05/10/2010. Was I ready..? No! Was she ready..? Yes. Now It is my time to be strong and accept her decision to go home to my grandfather. I love you and I miss you. Farewell for now..

-Amanda Renae Rutherford.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amanda Rutherford on 21st October 2010

"Hey mam-maw! I was thinking about you again today. I'm doing my best to keep the memory of you alive. I miss you soo much. Sometimes I feel like I'll do ANYTHING to see you now but I know it's not my time yet. I'll see you soon! I love you<33"

This tribute was added by Amanda Rutherford on 19th October 2010

"Your always on my mind mam-maw. Today has just been a little harder for some reason. I've been missing you more and more each day. EVERYTHING is different without you. I miss your voice telling me you love me and your arms wraped around me. your hugs were always so warm and welcoming. i miss you mam-maw!! The one and ONLY!
Love always,
Amanda Rutherford"

This tribute was added by Sydney Napier on 2nd September 2010

"Wilma was truly an amazing woman. When i visited, She would sit there and share stories with me. We're from the same area so we compared what it was like when she lived there, And when i did. Ive been back in the rutheford's home since her death, but i can honestly say it doesn't feel the same. She made everyone feel welcome, She gave a warm feeling to the house.No one could deny it. You're missed"

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