Editorial

We Remember a Friend: Page Williams

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Educator, civil leader and actress, Page W. Williams, left this stage Nov 29, 2012, on the way to her eternal performance. Page was a treasured member of the Arrow Rock community for almost sixty years. She was a past mayor of the historic village, member of the Town Board, passionate member of the Friends of Arrow Rock and board member and recording secretary of the Lyceum Theatre. She was instrumental in establishing the volunteer Fire Department, the Arrow Rock Craft Festival and the Historic Arrow Rock Council.

Page was co-owner of the Black Sheep Inn Restaurant for many years, a celebrated cook and was known for her elegant dinner parties.

Her educational career began at the former Arrow Rock Grade School, then, to Marshall High School along with assistant professor of English at Missouri Valley College and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Page was an accomplished fashion designer and seamstress having her own design firm of Page One Fashions. She also worked for a number of years in Jefferson City at the Missouri Department of Energy.

Page was a celebrated actress for many years at the Lyceum Theatre and was instrumental in helping establish the theatre's on-going success. She also had a memorable role in the 1972 Tom Sawyer movie filmed in Arrow Rock

Page's contributions to Arrow Rock were many. Many were touched by her remarkable life. "Break a leg" cherished friend!