Mary F. Williams, 77, from Ottumwa, Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 31, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
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She was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Jamestown, Mo., to Henry and Frances George Small. She married Robert "Bob" Williams on Dec. 27, 1966.
A resident of California, Mo., most of her life, she had lived in Ottumwa since 2009.
Mary was a cook in several restaurants and nursing homes, and had owned the Amble Inn in Jamestown, Mo.
She attended a Baptist church in her youth.
Surviving are her husband, Bob; two daughters, Faye Jewell of Ellington, Mo., and Kathy Jenkins of Blooming Grove, Texas; a son, Elmer Jackson of Saskatchewan, Canada; nine grandchildren; a brother, Paul Gene Small of Prairie Home, Mo., a half-brother, Gary Dale Sears of Kansas; two sisters, Shirley Newell of Prairie Home, Mo., and Nadine of Climax Springs, Mo.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Small.
Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown, Mo., with Rev. Chester Marshall officiating.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Apr. 12 to Apr. 19, 2011