Martha E. Williams

Martha E. Williams, 92, formerly of Excelsior Springs, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 at Our Lady of Mercy Country Home in, Liberty.

Martha was born on Feb. 4, 1915 in Kingfisher County, Okla., the daughter of Floyd M. and Ada May (Baker) Dixon. She married R.F. (Pete) Williams on Aug. 9, 1933.

Martha was a member of the Harmony Methodist Church in Kingfisher County, Okla., until she married and moved to Missouri in 1936. She became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Excelsior Springs in 1958.

After moving to Excelsior Springs she worked at the Spa View Nursing Home part time for six years. She then worked as Secretary to the Principal of Isley Elementary School for 16 years, retiring in June of 1983. From 1983 to 1995 she volunteered playing piano at the Senior Center, Colony Plaza, and the Convalescent Center in Excelsior Springs. She also played with the "Sundowners" dance band for seniors for 11 years. She quilted at the Methodist Church from 1983 until 2003 with the ladies group. Martha’s children would especially like to thank the wonderful people at Our Lady of Mercy Country Home for the love and special care given to our mother Martha.

Survivors include: one son and daughter in-law, Dee and Carolyn Williams, of Brookfield; one daughter and son in-law, Jane and Keith Shull, of Liberty; one daughter in-law, Shirley Williams, of Collinsville, Miss.; five grandchildren, Sonra Siegel, Shari Dye, Kristi Hendrix, Hannah Shull, and Lester Shull; and six great-grandchildren, Danielle McBee, Nathan See, Brandi Dye, Tel Dye, Anna Jordan Hendrix, and Tanner Hendrix; and one special friend, Stewart Moore.

Her husband; “Pete” Williams; her parents; one daughter; Barbara Williams; one son, Darrel Williams; one grandson, Clint Williams; and one grandson in-law Denton Siegel, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs, or Our Lady of Mercy Country Home of Liberty.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. before the services. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs, on Saturday Sept. 1, 2007 at 2 p.m. Burial will be at 5 p.m. at the Park Lawn Memorial Garden in Brookfield.

Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home.

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