Archive for Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Obituary: Mark E. Williams

1959-2003

August 20, 2003

Services for Mark E. Williams, 44, Tonganoxie, were Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Victory Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Williams, who was a lieutenant with the Tonganoxie Police Department and was serving as acting police chief, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at his home. He was born July 11, 1959, in Topeka, the son of Larry and Mary Jo (Owen) Williams.

In addition to his work on the police department, Mr. Williams also worked part time at Eastside Auto Parts, Tonganoxie. He served eight years in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Kansas Police Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police and Victory Baptist Church.

On Sept. 30, 1993, he married Rita (Phillips) Thompson in Tonganoxie. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Jacob A. Williams, of the home, Joe M. Thompson, Overland Park, and Alan E. Thompson, Tonganoxie; a daughter, Jennifer L. Thompson, of the home; his mother, Mary Jo Finson, Meriden; a brother, Nicholas A. Williams, Boulder, Colo.; and two sisters, Charlene K. Estes, Raytown, Mo., and Colleen R. Gergick, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the church. Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

A story about Mr. Williams appears on page 1A of today's edition of The Mirror.

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