Blanche Irene Williams
December 19, 1920 - December 8, 2011
Blanche Irene Williams, age 90 of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011 at St. Lukes Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
Born December 19, 1920 in Yarrow, Missouri, she was the daughter of William J. and Myrtle Lorene (Iaiser) Stewart. On September 27, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri she married Carroll Dean Williams who preceded her in death on September 11, 1980.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Lester Lee Williams; four brothers, Lloyd, Leon, Ray, and Kenneth; and two sisters, Cleta McKeehan and Margaret Helton.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James Dean and Carol Williams of Cohagen, Montana and William Leroy and Terry Williams of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Barbara Pipes of Amarillo, Texas; one brother, William Stewart of Ft. Worth, Texas; three sisters, Zelma Cook of Gifford, Missouri, Lois Foutch of Macon, Missouri, and Betty Correll of Cookville, Tennessee; eleven grandchildren, Todd, Sandy, Mike, Tony, Danny, Kelly, Cathy, Kris, Steve, Alissa, and Jake; and sixteen great grandchildren.
Blanche lived most all of her life in Adair and Macon counties. She was employed for several years as a cook at Manor Care Nursing Home in Kirksville. Soon after retirement, she moved to Kansas City to live with her son, Leroy. Blanche was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be Pastor Dillon Thurman. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville, Missouri.
Visitation will be Monday, December 12, 2011 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel, La Plata, Missouri.
Memorials in memory of Blanche Irene Williams may be made to the Kidney Foundation. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.