Jean Evelyn Williams (1942 - 2014)

  • "So sorry for the loss of such a great women. She always..."
    - Family Birthing Unit Broadlawns
  • "Chuck and family, Sorry to hear of your great loss. May..."
  • "Kris and family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you all..."
    - Kathy Kraber
  • "Kris and Kathi, we've been friends for practically a..."
    - Colleen Jones
  • "Chuck, Kris and Kathy. My heart is with you at this time. ..."

Jean Evelyn Williams

Des Moines

Jean Williams, 71, was born on June 12, 1942 in St. Charles, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Edna Petersen. She passed away at Bright Kavanagh in Des Moines on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Jean worked for Vital Records with the State of Iowa, but retired from Super Value after 27 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Ankeny Church of the Brethren and played an active role in the women's fellowship group. She enjoyed visiting with her friends everyone morning at Panera Bread in Ankeny.

Jean is survived by her husband of 52 years, Chuck; her daughters, Kris Williams and Kathi Williams; brother Dave (Sandy) Petersen; brothers-in-law, Verle (Mary Sue) Williams and Allen (Rocio) Williams; as well as many other family and beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Ankeny Church of the Brethren, 417 SE Grant Street, Ankeny, with burial to follow at Brethren Cemetery in Elkhart, Iowa. The family will greet friends Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the , 2800 University Avenue Suite 141, West Des Moines, IA 50266, or to Ankeny Church of the Brethren in loving memory of Jean.

Condolences for the family may be offered online at:

Funeral Home
Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 289-2442
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Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 5, 2014
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