Archive for Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Obituary: Kenneth Ray Williams


February 1, 2006

Services for Kenneth Ray Williams, 79, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at First Baptist Church of McLouth. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City Kan.

Mr. Williams died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at his home. He was born May 13, 1926, at Hawthorne, Calif., the son of Virgil Wayne and Melvina Heater Williams.

He had lived in Tonganoxie since 1988, moving here from Lawrence.

Mr. Williams had worked as a machinist for Lawrence Paper Company for eight years and for the Sunshine Biscuit Company of Kansas City, Kan., for 26 years. He also had worked for National Beef in Kansas City, Kan., for eight years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of McLouth, where he had served as a church deacon.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who served from 1944 to 1946.

He married Eva Mae Longfellow on May 5, 1949, at Osceola, Mo. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Curtis Williams, Kenneth Ross Williams and Johnnie Wayne Williams, all of Leavenworth; a daughter, Carolyn Retter, Lawrence; a brother, Virgil Jean Williams, Osceola, Mo., two sisters, Patricia Ann Summers and Mary Ellen Burton, both of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 1, 2006, at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of McLouth, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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