Rosalie Ann (Heppel) Williams


(Oct. 3, 2009)

Rosalie Ann (Heppel) Williams, 71, of Powell died Saturday, Oct. 3.

Rosalie was born July 28, 1938 in Powell to L.E. “Gene” and Eva Heppel.

In June 1956, Rosalie married Melvin Flitcraft in Bakersfield, Calif., where they had four children. She later married Richard Williams in Powell in December 1971.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and was a gifted seamstress. She sewed and crafted many things for her children and grandchildren. Rosalie particularly enjoyed her memberships in the Birthday Club and Secret Sisters. She had a warm and loving heart and was an optimistic mother. She strived to find the good in everyone and everything — even when her children challenged that.

Rosalie is survived by her husband, Richard; children Jerry Flitcraft, Susan Dillie (Dave), Cindy Norris (Charles) and Jeff Flitcraft; stepchildren Rick, Linda, Mitch and Lisa and their spouses; 19 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister Donna Kasinger (Don); and brother Keith Heppel (Peggy).

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother L.E. “Sonny” Heppel; and sister Connie (Heppel) Slater.

In celebration of Rosalie’s life, a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell, with Pastor Kurt McNabb officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.

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