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Helen "Geneva" Williams

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Helen "Geneva" Williams, 95, of New Franklin, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Bible Baptist Church in New Franklin, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Rodney Haggett will officiate, with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin. Memorial contributions are suggested to Bible Baptist Church or Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in care of Markland-Yager Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126, New Franklin, MO 65274.

She was born Aug. 29, 1912, the daughter of Harry F. and Anna K. Spielhagen Eatherton. She married Roy O. Williams Oct. 26, 1942; he preceded her in death. She was a longtime member of Bible Baptist Church in New Franklin, where she served in the nursery for many years and was a second mother to many area children. She was formerly employed at Selwyn Shoe Factory; and she and her husband owned and operated Williams Furniture Store in Boonville for several years.

Survivors include one sister, Noreen Lightfoot of Slater, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Orval, Paul, Cecil and Harry Jr., and eight sisters, Mary Lee, Roberta Amick, Ethel Smith, Jean Biesemeyer, Lena Merle Branstetter, Thelma Dobson, Anna Mae Eatherton and Selma Brawley.