Genevieve J. Williams

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Genevieve J. Williams, 88, Nevada, Mo. passed from this life on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. following a brief illness. Genevieve was born August 21, 1928 in Stonington, Colo. to John William and Etta Grace (Redman) Davis. She was united in marriage to Virgil Williams on January 1, 1952 in Fort Sumner, N.M. and he preceded her in death in 1996.

Genevieve was raised in Colorado and graduated from Canon City High School in 1946. After graduation from high school she went to California with a friend and worked as a telephone operator. After getting married she and Virgil raised Broomcorn while she cooked three meals a day for hired hands. In 1962 she and Virgil, along with their children, came to Vernon County where they operated a dairy farm east of Nevada. While on the farm she always raised a large garden and cooked lots of baked goods for her family. She was known for her wonderful cinnamon rolls. Genevieve was employed by Nevada State Hospital for over 20 years until her retirement. She was an active 4-H Leader for many years. She also enjoyed crocheting, playing Bingo, and especially loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include four children, Kevin Williams, Nevada, Stacy Williams, Nevada, Brett Williams and his wife Alice, Nevada, and Karla Ervin and her husband Reuben, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; grandchildren, Hise Williams, Jacob Williams, Austin Williams, Isaac Williams, Ian Williams, Derek Ervin, Shanda Brumfield, Brandon Jones, Anthony Jones; eight great-grandchildren; her twin brother Keith Davis, Nevada, and her brother, Glen Davis, Bloomfield, N.M.; sister, Ernestine Adson, Pueblo, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Virgil, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Bobbi Jones; brothers, Velmer Davis, Randall Davis, Wayne Davis, Vesper Davis; and one sister, Ruth Marion.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the American Diabetes Association in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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