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Her Life

Celebration of Life Party

November 1, 2011

We invite all who know Dorothy to come to a "celebratation of life" event on Saturday, January 14, 2012. 

The event will take place from 5p - 8p at 5300 W. 104th Terrace in Overland Park. Food will be available and, at our mother's request, only non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

We encourage you to share your stories and pictures of Dorothy so we can post them here for everyone to enjoy.  If you don't want to set up an account at this site, simply send them electronically to John at or via mail to 7358 Aaron, Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815.

God bless.


November 1, 2011

Dorothy Ann Williams passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2011 with her three children and Aunt “Dodo” by her side. Anyone wishing to donate a memorial gift is encouraged to make a contribution to the Kansas City Hospice House on Wornall Road. 

Mrs. Williams was born on September 9, 1938 to Louis and Grace Robins in Enid, OK. She graduated high school in Halstead, KS at age 15.  She worked at her parents' cafe in Halstead where she met R. Dean Williams, from Topeka. They married in 1956. She attended Kansas University and the University of Missouri Kansas City where she graduated with a degree in Philosophy.  She enjoyed an illustrious career as a financial specialist in the insurance industry. 

Throughout Dorothy’s life, she exhibited a true passion for literature, education, music (she could play many instruments; her favorite was the piano), travel and solving puzzles with a special interest and talent for solving the NY Times crossword daily in pen. She made an everlasting impression on everyone she met and kept her family and friends thoroughly entertained with her quick wit and unique sense of humor.

She is survived by her three children, Chelsea Williams of Kansas City, Lori Collinsworth of Essex Junction, VT and John Williams of Coeur d’ Alene, ID, four grandchildren (Emily, Joe, Dina and Mitch) brother Jim and her beloved aunts Georgia (a.k.a.Dodo) and Dorothy after whom she was named.

She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.