Our beautiful mother, Nancy J. (Larnerd) Williams, 84, of Vestal, passed away at Ideal Senior Living Center on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Richard D. Williams; parents, Walter (Jack) and Minnie (Jumper) Larnerd Brigham, and step-father Wade Brigham; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin and Hannah (Morgan) Williams; son-in-law, Robert Folli; great-grandson, Daniel Edsel; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald, Robert (Doris), Richard (Jeanie) Larnerd and Cari Larnerd; brothers-in-law Alvin (Florence) and Morgan (Jimmie Faye) Williams; sisters-in-law Evelyn Sherwood and Florence (Frank) Wiggins. She is survived by her son, David Williams, Binghamton; daughters, Rachel (David) Drew, Binghamton, Kathleen (John) Rink, North Carolina, Rebecca Folli, Vestal, Sherry (Jerry) Steigerwald, Colorado and Nancy Jean Williams, Pennsylvania; brothers, John (Joyce) and Walt (Jeanne) Larnerd; sister, Jacqueline (Jeffrey) Wolkins; sister-in-law Bev Larnerd; grandchildren, Sean McGonigal, Kyle McGonigal, Whitney Inkster, Heather Hahn, Jamie McGonigal and Elizabeth Thielen; Travis and Kaitlin Rink; Jessica Edsel, Casie Muscolo and Samantha Folli; Frank, Michael and Chris Steigerwald, and RJ Williams; also several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy graduated from Union-Endicott High School in December, 1950, where she was a proud member of the marching band. She worked at Loblaw’s grocery store in her younger years and at IBM, Endicott in her later years. Nancy spent many a summer camping with her family at Mississippi Lake in Canada, and created a lifetime of memories for her children. She was an avid bowler and was Secretary of her various bowling leagues throughout several decades. She adored horses, and spent time caring for them on their farm. Nancy was a devoted wife and mother, maintaining a warm, loving home for her family and always thought of everyone else first without exception. She was a kind and gentle soul with a wonderful sense of humor, loved by all who knew her, her special hugs and smiles. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Special thanks to the Ideal Senior Living Center and Lourdes Hospice staff for their kindness and caring, and to nephew Bobby Larnerd for his many visits and Bible readings with Mom throughout her illness.
At Nancy’s request, services will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Project PAW, 127 Bevier Street, Binghamton, NY 13904.