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Ruth Alene Williams, 85

Ruth Alene Williams, 85, of Cole Camp, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at her home.  She was born on September 21, 1928, near Bowen, Missouri, a daughter of Harrison and Thelma (Wingard) Hix.

At the age of five, she moved with her family to a farm south of Stover, where she attended grade school at Carlisle and Lindloff and high school at Stover.

On August 6, 1946, in Girard, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Homer “Scotty” Williams, who preceded her in death on September 25, 1982.  The couple made their home in San Francisco, CA, and in March of 1947, they moved to Windsor, MO.  This union was blessed with the gift of two sons:  Robert and Larry.

Ruth worked for the Windsor Shoe Factory until it closed and then was a seamstress for Unifem in Warrensburg.  In 1957, she was baptized at the Baptist Church in Windsor.  They moved to Osage Beach in May of 1969, where she was a housekeeper for St. Moritz Condos for 36 years.  On September 1, 2008, she moved to Cole Camp and became a member of the First Baptist Church.  She loved to bowl and even made an appearance on the television show Bowling for Dollars and enjoyed shopping and going out to eat with her sisters.

She is survived by:
two sons, Robert D. Williams of Jacksonville, FL, and Larry D. Williams of Windsor;
two sisters, Rosalie Henderson and Rita Burns, both of Cole Camp;
six grandchildren, Kenneth, Rebecca, Kimberly, Robin, Jennifer, and Ginny;
seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Thelma Hix, two sisters, Ruby Arnhold and Rena Lutjen, and three brothers, Russell Hix, Ralph Hix, and James Hix.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Cole Camp with  Pastor Jim Nail officiating.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Windsor.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. on Tuesday until service time at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Twin Lakes Hospice in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

Pallbearers will be Lee Holst, David Gray, Kenny Williams, Edgar Douglas, Alan Ferment, and Tony Tillman.

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