Virginia S. Williams

Friday, February 15, 2002

Virginia S. Williams

NATOMA, Kan. -- Virginia S. Williams, 64, died Monday (Feb. 18, 2002) at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kan.

She was born Oct. 25, 1937, to Wavy and Rowena (Crumpacker) Baker in McPherson, Kan. She graduated form Plainville High School in Plainville, Kan., and Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif.

She worked for the State of California as a supervisor for the franchise tax board retiring in 1990. She was a former resident of McCook and worked at the McCook Daily Gazette as the Society Editor from 1991 - 1995. She then moved to Natoma and worked for PCCS in Plainville.

On July 4, 1984, she married Jesse T. Williams in Plainville. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Phillipsburg, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James L. Carpenter in 1969; and one brother, Wavy "Buddy" Baker.

Survivors include her husband, Jesse Williams of Natoma; one daughter, Virginia Carpenter of Palo Alto, Calif.; one step-daughter, Trina Omholt of Eureka, Calif.; five sons, Chester Carpenter of Winthrop, Wash., Thane, Wavy, and David Carpenter all of Sacramento, Calif., and James Carpenter of Paradise, Calif.; one step-son, Chris Williams of Fair Oaks, Calif.; two sisters, Wanda Sears of Des Moines, Iowa, and Charolette Folkerts of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 12 grandchildren.

Graveside services are Monday, 2 p.m., at the Plainville Cemetery with Bishop Noel Krouse officiating. Interment will follow the cememony.

Visitation is Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Monday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville.

Memorials may be given in her name to the American Lung Association and sent in care of the funeral chapel.

Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.