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Obituaries

Obituaries

Gladys Dorene Williams 1921 - 2008 Lebo

Graveside services for Gladys Dorene Williams, 86, Lebo, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Lincoln Cemetery in Lebo.Mrs. Williams died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.She was born June 20, 1921, in Spickard, Mo., the daughter of Foster J. and Mary Somerville Perry.Mrs. Williams taught school at Walnut Grove and Coal Creek schools. She also taught as a substitute at Lebo. She was a member of Lebo United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of Arvoina Busy Circle Unit, Lucky 13 Club and Choral Aires.She married Everett Owen Williams on May 20, 1942. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Ellen Joanne Meisenheimer, Lawrence; a son, David Everett Williams, Emporia; three sisters, Phyllis Bowlin, Vancouver, Wash., Marjorie Jones, Huntsville, Ala., and Mary Sue Fancher, Emporia; a brother, Dan Perry, Lebo; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a granddaughter.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home in Lebo.The family suggests memorials to Lebo United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 43, Lebo, KS 66856.