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Lois Ardel Williams

September 18, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Lois Ardel Williams, 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Lois was born Jan. 5, 1935, in Tama to Carl and Marjorie Houston. She graduated from Tama High School in 1953 and married Dean Everett Williams of Des Moines on April 15, 1955. She worked for the City of Des Moines for many years and was a member of the Des Moines Central Community of Christ Church.

Lois is survived by her sons, John (Kristi) Williams of Runnells, Iowa, Paul (Kathy) Williams of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Ivan (Kendra) Williams of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Norma Price of Preston, Mo.; and her brothers, David (Barbara) Houston of Lamoni, Iowa and Alma Houston of Sibley, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Dean; daughter, Lori Williams; and her parents, Carl and Marjorie.

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Lois Ardel Williams

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Central Community of Christ Church, 1645 Pennsylvania Ave. Des Moines, followed by burial at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Central Community of Christ Church.

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