Kenneth Williams, 80, died April 20, 2013, at Lucas County Health Center.
Kenneth was born in Tuthill, S.D. on Nov. 25, 1932, to Telford and Mary (Everheart) Williams. Kenneth was a long time farmer in Washington Township in Wayne County. He was a loyal John Deere owner who loved the land and raising his Hereford cattle.
Kenneth was united in marriage Nov. 26, 1955, to Alyce Teater at the Derby Methodist Church. The two enjoyed 43 years of marriage until her passing July 4, 1999.
After leaving the farm, Kenneth and Alyce moved to Cheyene Wells Colo., where he worked for an implement dealer until his retirement. After retirement, the two moved back to Chariton where Kenneth was able to spend quality time fishing with several different friends. Dancing was another favorite activity of Kennethís. He frequently danced at Woodburn, Humeston, Melcher and at the Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center. Kenneth especially enjoyed time spent with Betty Brodsack and her family after Alyceís death. Many friends enjoyed the nutmeats that Kenneth had painstakingly picked out. Besides fishing, Kenneth found time to tend his garden, with tomatoes being a specialty. He was a true gentleman and made friends in many walks of life. Noontime would find Kenneth at the Senior Center eating lunch with his many friends.
Kenneth is survived by his three children, Missy Vela of Stillwater, Okla., Joe (Cindy) Williams of Humeston and Jon (Teresa) Williams of Corydon; five siblings, Irene Bellon of Knoxville, Roberta Allen of Corydon, Donald Williams of St. Francis, Kan., Richard Williams of Chariton and David Williams of Corydon; 10 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
His parents, Telford (1953) and Mary (1984); wife, Alyce in 1999 and two infant grandchildren, preceded him in death.
A celebration of Mr. Williamsís life was held April 25 at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis St. Lawrence officiating.
A private family inurnment was in the Sharon Cemetery beside his wife.
Memorials may be given to Lucas County Senior Citizen Center or the American Cancer Society.
Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton was in charge of arrangements.