Barbara Constance Lipper Williams, Dec. 25, 1923 — May 16, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013 | 5:01 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Barbara C. Lipper Williams died Thursday, May 16, 2013. She was 89.

She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Adair County to William Alfred and Ida Dell Riebel Lipper.

She married John J. Williams on Jan. 8, 1942. He died on Jan. 19, 2010.

Mrs. Williams was a life-long homemaker and cook. Her family called her a loyal, loving and supportive woman.

Survivors include a son, John Williams, and wife, Sally, of Columbia; a daughter, Pat Teague and her husband, Jerry, of Mexico, Mo.; six grandchildren, John B. Williams and his wife, Jeniel Nett, Matt W. Teague and his wife, Cortney, Michael D. Williams and his wife, Jennifer, Jessica Kelliher and her husband, Mike, Andy P. Teague and his wife,  Leslie, and Katy Teague; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, a sister, Jean Decker, died earlier.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Monsignor Greg Higley V.G. officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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