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Hazel L. Williams 1906 - 2005

Graveside services for Hazel L. Williams, 99, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo.She died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.She was born May 23, 1906, in Tarkio, Mo., the daughter of Willard Barett and Edith Blanche Greene Lott.Mrs. Williams graduated from Tarkio High School in 1923. In 1927, she graduated from Tarkio College. After graduation, she taught mathematics at Glen Elder High School.She married Ira Williams Jr. on June 18, 1928. They lived in La Junta, Colo., and Maitland, Excelsier Springs and St. Joseph, all in Missouri. He died in 1972.Mrs. Williams was a member of Francis Street First Methodist Church in St. Joseph, docent at Pattee House, Crafters Club and a volunteer at Methodist Hospital gift shop. She also was a 67-year member of Chapter HY of PEO.Survivors include five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as a daughter-in-law, Patricia Williams, Lawrence, and a son-in-law, Vernon Troxel, Stillwater, Okla.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Cherine Williams Troxel in 1990 and her son, Ira Williams III, in 2000.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Assn. or to the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.E-mail condolences can be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Williams.