Euva Williams

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Euva L. Williams, 84, of Crump passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at her home.

She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Bollinger County, Mo., to Loy M. and Gracie C. (Rae) Jackson. She attended grade school in Bollinger County.

Euva and James F. Williams Jr. were married Dec. 2, 1940, and always resided in the Crump community. She was a supportive wife and loving mother to their seven children. They had been married nearly 66 years when Jr. passed away Oct. 20, 2006.

After all the children were in school, she worked seven years at the former International Shoe Co. in Jackson. In later years she worked at Meggie and Mike's clothing store in Cape Girardeau. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing for the entire family.

Euva was a member of Lake Gir-ardeau Assembly of God Church in Crump. She was active in the women's ministry group and formerly taught Sunday school. While raising her family, she enjoyed church membership at Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump.

Loving survivors include seven children, Sharon Kight, Saundra (Fred) Kight, Donna (Jerry) Willer, James F. "Jim" (Donna) Williams, III, all of the Whitewater area, Yvonne (Ed) Rhodes of Ironton, Mo., Pam (Gene) Davis of Jackson, Marsha (Kenneth) Bohnsack of Sedgewickville, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-stepgrandchildren; a sister, Nadine Engleman of Cape Girardeau; and a brother, Howard (Lilly) Jackson of Summersville, Mo.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Stanley Kight; five brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to time of service today at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with nephews, the Revs. Thomas and David Jackson, officiating.

A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Proffer Cemetery in Crump, with the Rev. Barron Willer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Southeast Hospice or Gideon's International.

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