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

Monday, May 20, 2013 | 4:55 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Barbara C. Lipper Williams, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Monsignor Greg Higley V.G. officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

She married John J. Williams on Jan. 8, 1942. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2010.

Barbara was a life-long homemaker and a great cook. She was a loyal, loving and supporting woman. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Jean Decker.

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

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