DESOTO -- Ruth Marie Williams, 87, died Sept. 21, 2005, at her home in DeSoto.
Born Sept. 14, 1918, in Dexter, daughter of the late John Lewis and Stella Nelson Barber, she had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to her daughter's home several weeks ago. She had retired from McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis and was a member of Stephens Memorial United Methodist Church in Overland.
In 1936, at Pacific, she married James B. Williams Jr. who preceded her in death on March 17, 1995.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and John Barber; and one sister, Mildred Goedert.
Survivors include: one son, Ronald L. Williams of St. Louis; one daughter, K. Jane Krueger of DeSoto; one brother, Harold Barber of Dexter; one sister, Doris Barber of Dexter; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until time for services at 1 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Marty Lamp of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery at Dexter.