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Charles K. Williams

A funeral service for Charles K. Williams, 92, formerly of Thornville, was January 9, 2009, at Grace Lutheran Church, Thornville, with Pastor Jeff Murlock officiating. Burial was in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville.

Charles passed away Jan. 5, 2009, at Altercare Valley View Nursing and Rehab Home in Lancaster. He was born June 12, 1916, to the late Guy C. and Nelle (Kunce) Williams.

Charles graduated from Thornville High School. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he helped in church renovations, served on many committees and councils, holding many offices and playing on the church dart ball league. He was president of the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery Board for 35 years. He was awarded Thornville’s Citizen of the Year Award in July 1995 for his outstanding contributions to the community. He served on town council and as village clerk, chairman of village zoning committee and president of the board of Public Affairs. He was instrumental in the building of the Thornville Senior Citizen Complex, serving as president of the association.

Charles served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant in the Pacific Theater in the finance department, traveling to New Guinea, the Philippines, Australia and Japan. He also worked for the Shelly Co. for 44 years, first as an office clerk, supervisor in charge of truckers, and as an estimator bidding on work for townships and counties.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Carolyn (Ron) Kummer, of Lancaster; grandchildren, Kristin Kummer, of Clintonville, Kelly Kummer, of New Albany, Shannon (Paul) Hill, of Zanesville, Michelle Williams, of Glenford, and Andrea and Steven Williams, of Thornville; great-grandchildren, Lucas Hill, of Zanesville, Elias Zanks, of New Albany, and Autumn Shafer, of Glenford; stepgrandson, Zach Hill, of Zanesville; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Williams; son, Charles L. Williams; daughter-in-law, Terri (Sidwell) Williams; brother, James Williams; and sister-inlaw, Imogene Williams.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Fairfield County, Lancaster, and Altercare Valley View Nursing Home, Lancaster.

Online condolences can may be made to www.boringsheridanfuneralhomes. com.

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