Betty Williams

Memorial services for Betty Carol Williams, 65, Lawrence will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August, 24, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.  She died August 19, 2011 at her home.

She was born on August 8, 1946 in Lawrence the daughter of William R and Olive (Keefer) Meairs.   

She worked as an assistant to several local doctors.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary.

She married Charles “Vern” Williams on March 14, 1965 in Lawrence, KS.  He preceded her in death on February 3, 2007.

Survivors include two daughters, Lorie Williams; Susan Moszeter and her husband, Tym; a brother, William R. Meairs, Jr. all of Lawrence; five grandchildren, Megan Moszeter, Mason Kerns, Cassie Mayer, Taylor and Lindsey Moszeter.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Kansas Dialysis Services and may be sent in care of the mortuary. 

The family will greet friends following the service.


17 Condolences

  1. ELSIE SNOW on August 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, I believe Betty was a very sweet person.

  2. Pat and Charles Moszeter on August 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sending our love and good thoughts.

  3. Margaret Combs on August 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    We are so sorry to hear the news about your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family. Sending you lots of love.

  4. jack on August 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    lorie- I’m so sorry – please let me know what I can.



  5. Carla on August 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    My deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences; I am profoundly saddened by your loss and wish you strength and peace at this time. I pray for enormous blessings on the soul of who simply had to be a genuinely special human being given who you are. Lots and lots of love. Wish I could be there, and let me know of anything I can do for you.

  6. Rita Fisher on August 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Betty was such a loving person and a true friend. I am going to miss her dearly. Keeping you in my prayers.

  7. Marilyn & J. D. MacKay on August 22, 2011 at 7:23 am


    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Your family and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Mark Olson on August 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Lori and family members, May you be comforted in your loss. May your lives continually honor the memory of Betty, your mother and sister. Best wishes to you and yours, Mark Olson and family

  9. Allan and Karla Williams on August 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We wish we could come up there Wednesday. Our thoughts are with you.

  10. Bradley Moore and Michael Pate on August 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathies to you.

  11. Jon and Shirley Sapp on August 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I met Betty in HS. Memories have come flooding back of the fun times we had together.I spent overnights at her house and was very fond of her parents.We stayed in touch through e-mail after we moved to Colo.Spgs. So very sorry for your loss of this special woman. Shirley

  12. Diane Theuerkauf on August 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Lori and Family, special prayers will go out to you all tomorrow from Nova Scotia. God Bless you all at this difficult time.

  13. Debra Shirar on August 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Will always remember how proud and honored I was to be trusted with Susan for spring break! I remember my mom telling me how you watched me sometimes when I was little. You will be greatly missed to say the least! May God bless and comfort your family _ you will be missed!

  14. Carol (Brown) Spiker on August 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Thinking of you tonight.
    Let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your family.

  15. Dianna Winsley on August 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    She will be missed. She always made me feel at home with you and your family. I will always remember her when I make the frog eye salad, since she introduced me to it and gave me the recipe. She will be an Angel watching over you all. You are in my prayers.

  16. Rackia Shanab on August 26, 2011 at 8:08 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with you my dear ,Lorie. May your beautiful mother rest in eternal peace.May God give you the patience to handle this difficult time.

  17. Debra Byrne on September 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Lorie and family: Scott and I were so sad to hear of Betty’s passing, he has heard the funny stories of my visit to Lawrence so long ago!! I’m happy that you were able to spend these last months with her. The best of Betty and Vern live within you. Lots of Love, your west coast buddies.

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