Sisco Funeral Chapel

705 W. Meadow St., Springdale, AR

Phone: 479-751-4577

Wilhelmina Dunker Williams

Springdale, AR

1918 - 2013

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Published: January 28, 2013

Wilhelmina (Scooter) Dunker Williams, 94, Army nurse veteran.

Wilhelmina was born in New York City, N.Y., Feb.4, 1918, and died peacefully on Jan. 20, 2013. She attended Bellview Nursing School and was involved in nursing and helping people her whole life. She worked on the battlefield during World War II and assisted in air surgeries on special aircraft while bringing the wounded to safe ports.

She was a devoted wife to her veteran husband, Jack Parker Williams, for 64 years until his death in 2007. After 33 moves they retired to Springdale, Ark. She attended church at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Springdale. She loved her church and was actively involved in assisting with their programs and members.

Her brother, Rudolph Dunker, passed away in 1999.

She will be greatly missed by her sister, Anne Margaret Lee of Basking Ridge, N.J.; nieces, Regina Leslie and her husband, John, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Madeleine Gay Fialko and her husband, Thomas, of Middletown, Conn.; nephew, Edward Dunker (Longhurst) and his wife, Karen, of Pipe Creek, Texas; and many friends who were like family: Mark and Amy Duncan and their sons, Jack and Cade, of West Fork, Ark.; Teresa and Shawn Cantrell and their children, Mary Patricia and Michael, of Forrest City, Ark.; and Carri and Randy Cooper and their children, Katheryn, Samuel and Benjamin of Glen Mills, Pa.

A celebration of her life followed by internment of ashes in the church columbarium will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 South 48th St., Springdale, Ark. 72762. 479-751-9184.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.

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