ForeverMissed
      Steven B. Williams, 68, of Peoria (formerly Pekin, IL) passed away peacefully on Friday April 24, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL with his wife of 48 years, Mary Helen “Kate” Williams by his side.Kate survives with loving memories of their years together with family and many friends.
     Steve was born in 1951 in Champaign, IL. He was a son of Lyle and Eleanor (Sizer) Williams. Steve is survived by his two children, Eric (Tonia) Williams of Fayetteville, GA and Robyn (Nathan) Durst of Peoria, IL.Steve had four grandchildren: Jami (Weston) Monger, Allison Williams, Isaac and Ian Durst.Steve had several close siblings:Kim Koepke of Dallas, TX; Kay Schlattweiler of Cedar Hill, TX; Kevin (Kay) Williams of Mahomet, IL; Karen (Tracey) Bryant of San Antonio, TX; and Kyle Williams of Fisher, IL.
     Steve was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Kenneth Williams.
     Steve worked in sales for many years but really enjoyed Ag Sales.Steve also enjoyed his many years as a volunteer fireman for the Cincinnati Township (Pekin, IL) fire department, softball, bowling with ‘the guys’, golf, hunting and of course being the best ‘Papa’ for his grandchildren.
     Memorial services will be held at a later date when family and friends can gather in celebration and remembrance. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, Pekin, IL.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 304 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, IL.
Posted by Danielle Matthews on May 6, 2020
I will hang on to the memories that I have of my uncle Steve and will love him and miss him until we meet again one day but until that day I know he is watching over me and I will miss very much
Posted by Brenda Tomlinson on May 6, 2020
Kate & family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and the family at such a difficult time. My heart aches for all of you. May God bring each one of you comfort as only He can. Sending virtual hugs...
Posted by Charles Rankin on May 6, 2020
Williams. I wish I could see you all. I wish I could give each one a hug. I wish I could meet up with my sisters and we can share are love of Steve and the love of memories started by Ramon, Lila, Eleanor, and Lyle. 

I will have to scan old photos of our families having fun. Our old farmhouses...I felt were our castles and when the wkend rolled around...a trip to Gifford would get me so excited.

We age well....and then something has to fall off one of our body machines....and all I can say is that I have a wonderful life because the Williams family was right there. I hate growing up. Mainly because someone seems to need to leave. At least the next stop is the real reunion.
Posted by Maureen Hughes on May 4, 2020
To Steve's family, I wish to send my sympathy to all of you. Steve was such a good-natured guy in high school and I remember the laughter that was shared on the school bus after he and Kim got on. Seemingly a quiet guy at first he had a wonderful smile and I and so many others will be left with these fond memories. Blessings and peace to all of you!

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Posted by Danielle Matthews on May 6, 2020
I will hang on to the memories that I have of my uncle Steve and will love him and miss him until we meet again one day but until that day I know he is watching over me and I will miss very much
Posted by Brenda Tomlinson on May 6, 2020
Kate & family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and the family at such a difficult time. My heart aches for all of you. May God bring each one of you comfort as only He can. Sending virtual hugs...
Posted by Charles Rankin on May 6, 2020
Williams. I wish I could see you all. I wish I could give each one a hug. I wish I could meet up with my sisters and we can share are love of Steve and the love of memories started by Ramon, Lila, Eleanor, and Lyle. 

I will have to scan old photos of our families having fun. Our old farmhouses...I felt were our castles and when the wkend rolled around...a trip to Gifford would get me so excited.

We age well....and then something has to fall off one of our body machines....and all I can say is that I have a wonderful life because the Williams family was right there. I hate growing up. Mainly because someone seems to need to leave. At least the next stop is the real reunion.
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