Irene (Fishel) Williams,, 99, of Bokinburg, AR. She was born on January 15, 1919 in Watson, AR. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings, son, Virgil Thurman Williams, daughter, Katherine Ann Black and two great-grand children.
In 1954, Irene joined the Third Order of Carmelites and was devoted to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock, AR.
During World War II, she was an airplane mechanic. She became a watchmaker and later became a Med Tech at UAMS. As a Med Tech, she was sent to Boston to learn the PKU program, which she brought back and set up for the State of Arkansas.
After her retirement she bought 160 acres and farmed for 24 years. She was still mowing, raking, and baling hay until she reached 93 years old.
Irene is survived by daughters, Denise Irene Troutman, Mary Elizabeth Walter (Michael), 13 grandchildren , 29 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The Rosary will be held at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, AR at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018 with visitation following until 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Conway, AR on Friday,
December 7, at 10:00am. Interment in Crestlawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank the hospice nurses, aides, social workers and volunteers whose kindness is deeply appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock, AR, St. Mary's Catholic Church in North Little Rock, AR, St. Jude's Catholic Church in Clinton, AR or to Arkansas Hospice Conway, AR.
Pallbearers: Kolby Black, Grayson Troutman, Dakota Troutman, Luke Watson, Joseph Baker and Patrick Flannery