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1933 Jane 2023

Jane Marie Williams

January 21, 1933 — December 13, 2023


Jane Marie Williams, 90, of Hyde Ave., Ridgway, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at McKinley Health Center.

She was born on January 21, 1933, in Rasselas, a daughter of the late Stephen and Agatha Szymanski Preshak.

On August 16, 1952, at Holy Cross Church, she married the late Alvin E. Williams, who preceded in death on July 15, 2006.

Jane was a graduate of Wilcox High School and a member of St. Leo's Church. She spent many years singing in the choir, being part of the preschool religious program, and envelope money counter volunteer. Jane enjoyed knitting, sewing, and bird watching. She was an avid walker and Jeopardy enthusiast. Jane worked as a secretary for Erie Insurance and spent time volunteering for Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by 6 children: Steve Williams and his wife Mary Ann of Harrisburg, PA, Ralph Williams and his wife Sharon of Ridgway, Julie Peterson and her husband Steve of Gaithersburg, MD, Jean Humphrey and her husband John of Artesia, NM, John Williams and his wife Susie of Port Matilda, PA, and James Williams and his wife Michelle of Dallas, TX, 13 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Patrica Sataniello and Carolyn Kilhoffer, a brother, James Preshak, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Erickson.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Jane Marie Williams will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11:00 AM at St. Leo Magnus Church, 111 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, with Fr. Justin Pino as celebrant.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at St. Leo Magnus Church, from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo's Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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