Katheryn E. Williams

January 9th, 1914 - January 4th, 2013

RICHMOND, Ind. – Katheryn E. Williams, age 98, of Richmond, died Friday, January 4, 2013, at Arbor Trace Senior Exceptional Living. Born January 9, 1914, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Donald M. and Margaret E. Fye McBeth, Katheryn spent several years in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, prior to moving to this community where she spent most of her life. She worked at Kresge’s and became office manager. Katheryn retired in 1973 from Debolt Concrete as office manager and was administrator of Friends Extension Corporation. She also worked in sales and distribution for World Gift for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the past president of Rose City Business Women’s Association, and past vice president of the National American Business Women’s Association. Katheryn was awarded the Woman of the Year in 1961. She was also a member of Women in Construction of Indianapolis and Altrusa Club. Survivors include her children, Roland (Glora) Williams, Margaret (Ambrose) Svarczkopf, and Judith Carty, all of Richmond; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian Dykes of Sarasota, Florida; nieces; nephews; several special friends; and her church family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Worthie Williams who died in 1992; granddaughter, Mona Svarczkopf; parents; sisters, Lillian Foster and Dorothy Gregg; special friend, Harold Smith; and her special dog and companion, Tisha. Visitation for Katheryn E. Williams will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Daniel Nugent officiating. Entombment will be in the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2300 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2300 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374

4:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at Doan & Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

2:00PM at Doan & Mills Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 (map/driving directions)

Earlham Memorial Mausoleum
1101 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374 (map/driving directions)