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Cornelia "Corny" Williams

November 20, 2021


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Cornelia “Corny” Williams

November 20, 2021


Cornelia “Corny” Williams, 76, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


Corny was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Cornelius “Neil” Miller and Stella Simchak. She was a graduate of G.A.R. High School in Wilkes-Barre. Prior to her retirement in December of 2016, Corny had been the owner and operator of Corny’s Beauty Salon in Wilkes-Barre.


She was a member of St. Boniface Church in Wilkes-Barre until its closing, and she was a current member of St. Andrew Parish in Wilkes-Barre. Corny was a member of the St. Boniface Liturgy Committee, and she also served as a lector there. Corny and her husband Bob supervised the “Little Lambs” children’s program at St. Boniface.


Corny was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Williams Jr., in August of 2009, and by her siblings, Neil Miller and Lois Rodriguez.


Surviving are her children, Robert Williams III and his wife Lorrie, Dorothy “Dee” Brotzman, Wendy Williams, Debi Weisgerber, and Neal Williams; 15 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


Friends may call from 9 – 10:30 am on Friday at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be on Friday at 10:30 A.M. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 A.M. in St. Andrew Parish 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover Township.


In lieu of flowers donations to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital


Condolences can be sent by visiting Corny’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.