Violet Williams, daughter of the late Sherman Vanbibber and Nora Parker Vanbibber, was born on March 5, 1921 in Bald Knob, Ark. and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on April 26, 2009 at the age of 88.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church in Chaffee, former co-owner of Dexter Fix-It Shop, and currently a resident of Chaffee.
On May 17, 1942, she was united in marriage to Ulyss Williams in Bloomfield. Mr. Williams preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1980.
Survivors include one son, Harry Williams of Chaffee; one daughter-in-law, Linda K. Williams of Cape Girardeau; one grandson, Codey Williams of Cape Girardeau; and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Louis G. Williams and Rodger Lynn Williams; by one daughter, Genoa McLard, by three brothers, Rev. Willard Vanbibber, Jewell Vanbibber, and James Earl Vanbibber; by three sisters, Mary Evalena Jones, Cleola Ridge, and Mable Kurtin; and by one grandson, Gary McLard.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 12:30 until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Funeral services will then be conducted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.