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Obituary: Joyce Ann Williams


May 4, 2005

Services for Joyce Ann Williams, 72, Lawrence, were Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial with military honors was in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Wrightsville, Pa., the daughter of Walter and Ester Lentz.

She was raised in Wrightsville and moved to Lawrence in 1962. Mrs. Williams served in the U.S. Navy. She worked as a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Topeka and retired in 1988.

She married Gary V. Williams on April 16, 1955. He died in 1992.

Survivors include a son, Gary Michael Williams, Lawrence; and three daughters, Marsha Miller, Gardner, Karen Hummelgaard, Tonganoxie, and Sandy Sangster, Lawrence; a brother, Earl Lentz, Pennsylvania; and a sister, Ruth Kober, Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Firing Squad, sent in care of the funeral home.

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