Obituary published May 22, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Barbara C. Lipper Williams, 89 passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church with Monsignor Greg Higley V.G. officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30am Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Barbara was born December 25, 1923 in Adair County, MO to William Alfred and Ida Dell Riebel Lipper. She married John J. Williams on January 8, 1942 and he preceded her in death on January 19, 2010.
Barbara was a life-long homemaker and a great cook. She was a loyal, loving and supporting woman. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grand children.
Survivors include: a son, John Williams and wife Sally of Columbia; a daughter, Pat Teague and husband Jerry of Mexico, MO; six grandchildren, John B. Williams and his wife Jeniel Nett, Matt W. Teague and wife Cortney, Michael D. Williams and wife Jennifer, Jessica Kelliher and husband Mike, Katy Teague and Andy P. Teague and his wife Leslie and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Jean Decker.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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