Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Obituary - Margie Emeline James Williams

Margie Emeline James Williams
Margie Emeline James Williams, age 90, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 31, 1925, on the Snyder farm near Harding, Kansas, the daughter of Marion Hudson James and Tallie Lilly Snyder James. As a young girl Margie walked two miles each morning and evening to attend the Zion School where both her mother and grandmother had gone to school. She went to High School at Roscoe, Missouri and later attended Fort Scott Community College. At the age of ten, she became a charter member of the Ft. Lincoln 4-H Club which held its meetings in the old school building which is now sits on the FSCC campus. She married Marvin Leon “Wimpy” Williams on December 3, 1945, at Ft. Scott. 

She assisted her husband in his business and later worked twenty years for Mercy Hospital. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church. Margie was very talented and her favorite pastimes included needlework, genealogy, baking, sewing and many arts and crafts. She enjoyed trying new recipes and assisted making a Williams Family Cookbook for all the children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Ramona Barger, of Eldorado Springs, Missouri, Marvin Williams and wife, Charlotte, of Ft. Scott, and Bonnie Cross, of Iola, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Meschke, Julie Mingus, David Williams, Brian Williams, Chris Page, Leah Priest-Giordano, Shawna Priest, Shanna Craft and James Cross and thirteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a niece Pamela Weaver and nephew, Pat Kelley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wimpy, a sister, Georgia Dobrovolny and sons-in-law, Larry Osborne and David Barger.

Priest Cinda Reynolds will conducted funeral services at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Cremation will follow with private family burial in the U. S. National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital and can be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., P. O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS. 66701.