Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 1, 2013

Margaret Ann Williams

TRAVERSE CITY — Margaret Ann Williams, 80, of Traverse City, and formerly of Waterford, passed away on Sept. 29, 2013, at The Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Margaret was born March 7, 1933, in Cheboygan to Margaret (Collins) and Alphonse Moody.

In July of 1951, Margaret married Walter Ronthi in Pontiac. He preceded her in death. In November 1998, she married Dale Williams in Traverse City.

Margaret was a very warm and caring person. She was a homemaker and was very involved with her family. In her spare time she enjoyed camping. Margaret was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Dale Williams; daughters, Alana Schultz and Eleanor Nicholson, both of Traverse City; sons, David (Karrie) Ronthi of Traverse City, and Mark (Lynne) Ronthi, Ronald (Nancy) Ronthi, Michael (Kim) Ronthi, all of Fenton; Dale’s children, Roger (Vickie) Williams, and Carol Williams; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Moody; half-sister, Cathy Beardon; and half-brother, Burt Heacock.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Walter Ronthi; and brothers, Patrick Collins and Joseph Moody.

Visitation for Margaret will take place today, Oct. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with Fr. Ken Stachnik officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Margaret’s name to the Grand Traverse Pavilions, or a children’s charity of choice.

Please share your favorite memories and stories of Margaret with her family by way of her online tribute page at The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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