Lois Jean Williams, 89, of rural Eddyville, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at her home. She was born March 3, 1923, in her family’s home at rural Eddyville to Clarence and Ruth (Eastwood) Walter. Jean graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1940, and then worked for a year at the Eddyville High School. December 21, 1942, she married the love of her life, Thurman Williams, in Lexington. One son, Ross, was blessed to this marriage.
Jean was active at an early age in livestock production and worked hard in helping on the family farm. She milked cows, sold cream and had a spotless milking parlor. Jean was also very active in the church; being a Sunday school teacher and youth worker. Jean was also involved in Women’s Church groups and received her 75 year membership pin.
She was a tireless 4-H mother and grandmother. Jean was an avid reader and wrote in a journal everyday throughout her life. Jean was born on the family farm and lived a full life there and died peacefully in her chair, which was a blessing and great memory for all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Thurman Williams of Eddyville; son, Ross and wife Carol Williams of Eddyville; two grandsons, Bryce and wife Diana Williams of Eddyville, and Greg and wife Tara Williams of Oconto; five great-grandchildren, Sage, Tennyson, Gracie, Ava and Ella; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends
Jean was preceded in death by her parents and infant sister
Funeral services were Sept. 11, 2012, at Eddyville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial was in the Jewell Cemetery at Sumner. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Published in Custer County Chief, Sept. 13, 2012