Shirley Williams, 81

Lifelong Remington resident was a crossing guard for nearly 30 years

November 17, 2006

Shirley G. Williams, a homemaker and retired crossing guard, died of complications from dementia Tuesday at Joseph Richey Hospice. The lifelong Remington resident was 81.

She was born Shirley Glean Krout in Baltimore and attended city public schools.

From 1965 until retiring in the early 1990s, Mrs. Williams was a school crossing guard at 26th and Charles streets.

"Two generations of kids crossing there always called her `Miss Shirley,'" said her daughter, Victoria L. Hansard of Princeton, N.J.

Mrs. Williams enjoyed bargain shopping and was an animal lover. "She also liked telling jokes. Tell her a joke once, and she remembered it," her daughter said.

FOR THE RECORD - An obituary published for Shirley G. Williams in yesterday's editions of The Sun misstated her husband's occupation. He is a retired Baltimore firefighter.
The Sun regrets the error.

She had been a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Guardian Angel in Remington.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.

Also surviving are her husband of 64 years, Clifton C. Williams Sr., a retired Baltimore police officer; four sons, Clifton C. Williams Jr. of Joppa, Kenneth L. Williams of Baltimore, Donald M. Williams of Westminster and Robert S. Williams of Bel Air; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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