JoAnn Williams

March 7, 2013

JoAnn Williams

Loving, active grandmother

JoAnn Williams, 73, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born March 20, 1939, in Ginger Hill, a daughter of the late Gomer Robert and Clara Shaffer Williams.

Mrs. Williams was a 1958 graduate of Monongahela High School.

For a number of years, she did house cleaning for many families throughout the Mon Valley and also was a caregiver to many. Until a few years ago, she helped in preparing ravioli, gnocchi and steak bites for Ponce’s Place in Monongahela.

She enjoyed trips to the Outer Banks, N.C., with her husband, Bob, who may have gone fishing, but Mrs. Williams got to lounge on the beach.

Mrs. Williams loved spending time with her grandchildren including dance recitals with the girls, going to Cody’s football games and watching him wrestle on television, watching Caitlyn and Nicole cheer and attending twirling competitions with Sami, in which she was always there to lend a hand.

She had a passion for gardening, especially tending to her roses. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling with her friend, Van Burnworth.

Surviving are two daughters, Jody Burnworth and husband Thomas of Monongahela and Bobbie Wiercioch and husband Edward of Muse; four grandchildren, Sami Jo Burnworth, Cody, Nicole and Caitlyn Wiercioch; and a sister, Ruby Daugherty and husband Clem of Finleyville.

In addition to her parents, deceased are her husband, Claude F. “Bob” Williams, who died January 23, 2006; three sisters, Mary Ann, who died in infancy, Thelma, who died in childhood, and Doris DuCarme; and a brother, Gomer Williams.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Association, Tarrs. Condolences may be made to the family at



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