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Wilda K. (Kellogg) Williams

Born: Sun., May 27, 1923
Died: Thu., May 21, 2015


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., May 22, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., May 23, 2015
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., May 23, 2015
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

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Rushford --- Wilda K. Williams of 9455 Podonque Road died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Cuba Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 27, 1923 in Georgetown, a daughter of the late Laurence and Goldie Truman Kellogg.  On May 27, 1944 in Georgetown she married Arthur D. Williams who predeceased her in 1996.

Wilda arrived in Rushford in 1943. She was a graduate of Ithaca College and was employed to teach both vocal and instrumental music from grade K-12. Wilda taught vocal music until her retirement in 1976 at the Rushford Central School. She conducted the Rushford Town Band for many years and after retiring from conducting, she continued to perform with the band in the percussion sections until she was 87.

Wilda received the State Grand Musician award from the Eastern Star. She was a past officer in the Allegany County Federation of Women’s Club and was also active in the Cynthian Club of Rushford and Rushford Grange. Her most recent contributions to the community have been participation in the Rushford Bicentennial Committee to produce Volume II Spirt of Rushford. Ms. Williams was a member of the Rushford Labor Day Committee in the planning for the Labor Day celebration in Rushford.

Surviving are her children, Robert (Ginna) Williams of Akron, Daniel (Anne) Williams of Rushford, Gail (Larry Combs) Williams of Evanston, IL, eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by a brother, Truman Kellogg.

Family and friends may gather from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 and Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore where a funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Kevin Austin, Assistant Pastor at Houghton Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Podonque Cemetery, Rushford.

Memorials if desired to: Rushford Town Band, PO Box 301, Rushford, NY 14777

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Dawn Durkee
   Posted Fri May 22, 2015
You were a special teacher and woman and will be missed. My deepest sympathies...
Dawn Durkee

Sherry Zieja Ballard
   Posted Fri May 22, 2015
What a wonderful woman she was! She will be greatly missed. Prayers to your family at this time of loss.

Sharon Frank
   Posted Fri May 22, 2015
I'm so going to miss you my dear aunt Wilda. May you rest in peace in paradise with uncle Art, my mom and dad and grandma and grandpa. All my love-until we meet again. God bless you!

Gail Damon
   Posted Fri May 22, 2015
I was saddened to hear of Wilda's passing. She was a wonderful mother, teacher and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Frances Mishic Tuttle
   Posted Fri May 22, 2015
So Sorry to hear of Wilda's passing. Many fond memories.

Vickie Randolph Armbruster
   Posted Sun May 24, 2015
Mrs. Wilda Williams was the best music teacher ever. She will ever be part of the Rushford Central School and Rushford community. We love you and miss you. God Bless.

Eugene & Patricia Randolph
   Posted Sun May 24, 2015
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Williams passing. She was a beloved teacher at RCS. and a wonderful neighbor as well. She will truly be missed. and the music world won`t be the same!!

Ron Stratford
   Posted Fri June 05, 2015
As a former music student of Mrs. Williams, I will always value the part she played in my life. She was an encouragement to me, a fine teacher and a very good woman. My prayers and sympathies to the family at this time.

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