Williams, Dr. Carol F. Dr. Carol F. Williams was carried away peacefully in the arms of God on January 22, 2018 after a short convalescence. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 13, 1931 to Dr. Daniel N. and Francis B. Williams. She graduated from Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga and then earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee Medical School. She trained as a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and also held an American Cancer Society Fellowship at Washington University Medical School. In 1986, Dr. Williams became the first woman president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society after having served on several Society committees over the previous 13 years. In 1992 she served as the president of the Missouri State Medical Association. Throughout her medical career she advocated the importance of preventative clinic care for women and low income families. Dr. Williams was a very compassionate and spiritual person. She received both a Masters of Arts of Theology and an honorary PhD of Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. Her wisdom and counsel were sought out and she agreed to serve for many years on the Board of Trustees of both the Aquinas Institute and Girls Preparatory School. She was also an associate of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She was much beloved by all that knew her. Dr. Williams was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her brother Daniel (Joan) Williams, Jr., nephew Chris (Terri) Williams and their son Stone Williams, and nephew William Hedrick. Services: A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier College Church. Visitation will start at 9 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be at a private service to be held at a later date in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Contributions in her memory can be made to St. Francis Xavier College Church and the Aquinas Institute of Theology.Arrangements by Bopp Chapel. www.boppchapel.com
Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2018.