Faye Williams, April 16, 1935 — Sept. 9, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 9:34 a.m. CDT; updated 2:53 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Faye was carried home from this earth by her band of Angels on September 9, 2013, from her home in Andover, Kansas.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Friday, September 13, 2013, at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. 10th St., Columbia. Funeral will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday at Parker Funeral Service.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Faye was a caretaker in our community and worked as a nurse in Columbia helping the sick for over 40 years.

She was born to John Wesley and Gussie Arizona (Johnson) Wolfe on April 16, 1935. Both preceded her in death. Upon the death of Faye’s mother at birth, she was raised by Theodore and Dora Mae (Johnson) Olson, who also preceded her in death.

On July 5, 1953, she married Richard Lee Williams. Together they raised their family teaching them the virtue of hard work and family commitment. Richard preceded her in death in 2009.

Faye was also preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by five children: Richard Williams Jr. and wife, Julie, of Land O' Lakes, Florida; Steve Williams and wife, Becky, of Tebbits; Tammy Benage and husband, Bill, of Andover, Kansas; Connie Welbern and husband, Mark, of New Franklin; and Mark Williams and Tammy Wills of Centralia. She was a special mother-in-law to Barbara Green of Bellevue Colorado and Tamara Waltz Nowlin of Hallsville.

She was a wonderful grandma/nana to 16 grandchildren: Trevor, Ramona, Justin, Andrea "Lily," Scott, Eric, and Kendall Williams; Julie Escobedo; Kelsi and Isabella Benage; Cody, Dalton, Zackery, and Kynlee Welbern; Trista Hockman; Ashley Wills; and Alex Green along with several great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parker Funeral Service or Associated Home Care for the Faye Williams memorial fund, 113 S. Main St., Eldorado, KS 67042.

Faye will be loved and missed by all.

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