In loving memory of

Shirley Williams
December 6, 1934 - October 1, 2021

Shirley A. Williams, age 86, of Quincy, died on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 3:40 pm in Willow Care Center in Hannibal, Missouri.

Shirley was born December 6, 1934 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Anna Holtschlag Richmiller and the youngest of their seventeen children.

Shirley graduated Quincy Sr. High School, Quincy College and earned her Master's Degree at Northeast Missouri State University.

Shirley worked as a teacher for the Quincy Junior High School. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and was one of the first female members of the Elk's Club of Quincy.

Survivors include three children, Ann Sloniger of Montana, Laura Buss of Quincy, and Spencer Williams (Dawn) of St. Charles, MO; Alexander Williams, her grandchild, her special friend Chuck Trowbridge and her sisters Ruth Welchert and Sylvia Holzgrafe.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her son in law, Darrell Buss, ten brothers, Carl, Robert "Bobby", Milton, LeRoy "Riffie", Harold, Howard "Tiny", Melvin "Dev", Charles "Junie", Roger and John "Jackie" Richmiller, and four sisters, Rose Richmiller, Lydia Tenk, Carlene Beers, and Virlee Tyson.

Services: 10:00 am on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Fr. Tom Meyer officiating.

Burial: St. Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Tina Woodworth wrote on Oct 13, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss Laura your mom was a wonderful woman and will be missed. She was a inspiration to a lot of kids that had her as a teacher. "

Lisa Gasko wrote on Oct 4, 2021:

"We absolutely loved Shirley, she was always so much fun and a great lady! She was also my English teacher in Junior High School and she was an excellent teacher, I truly loved being in her class. She was one of kind and will be greatly missed. David & Lisa Gasko"

Jill (Brinkley) Trenter wrote on Oct 3, 2021:

"Mrs. Williams was always my favorite teacher. She always had a welcoming smile on her face and made learning fun. She was everything you wanted in a teacher and more."