DeAnna Rae Williams, 78, Lone Jack, Missouri, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
DeAnna was born October 12, 1937 in Ionia, Missouri, the daughter of Lester and Bernice (Smith) Williams. She was a 1955 graduate of Cole Camp, Missouri High School. DeAnna owned and operated DeAnna School of dance for 35 years in Blue Springs, Missouri. She had also worked for Dillards in Kansas City, Missouri and for SEI in Lee’s Summit.
DeAnna was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Guy L. Williams, and a daughter, DiAnna Lynn Taylor. She is survived by three sons, Derek S. Brown, Blue Springs, Missouri, Darren W. Brown, Kansas City, Missouri and Dennis B. Harbit, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; one daughter, DeLisa McKinzie, Bucyrus, Kansas; son-in-law, Gary Taylor, Lone Jack, Missouri; 6 grandchildren, LoAnna Schmidt, Jason Brown, Amanda Johnson, Angie Wilson, Paige McKinzie, and Kayla McKinzie, and 10 great-grandchildren.