Harold Edward Williams

Private graveside services for Harold E. Williams, 82, Lawrence, will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Harold passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.

Harold was born on October 10, 1938 in Dresden, Ohio the son of Harley and Tonnie Cecil (Mosholder) Williams.

He has served his country in the United States Army.

He retired from Farmland Industries.

He married Wava Hatcher Williams. She preceded him in death on March 21, 2013.

Survivors include his stepson, Lance (Lisa) Carlsten, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s name to Lecompton Historical Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

For more information or to post a condolence go to warrenmcelwain.com.

11 Condolences

  1. Teresa Schimmel on March 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I was so sad to hear that Harold passed… I always loved spending time with him and Wava. My condolences…Teresa Schimmel

  2. Rodney Hoffer on March 2, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Lance sorry to hear about Harold. I always had a lot of fun with Harold and your mom a lot of good memories were made down on the corner setting on the back porch.

  3. Leo Pollard on March 2, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this I always he’d fun talking to him. My prayers are with the family

  4. Lisa on March 2, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Lance and family, my heart is so heavy after hearing about Harolds passing. The only thing that makes it bearable is knowing he is with Wava now. I bet she was talking to someone and saw him coming and said (here comes the old fart now!) I miss them both so much! We all have some really good memories. Sending love and prayers for your family, Lisa

  5. Russell Hoffer on March 2, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    A sad day to hear of Harolds passing, have lost a great friend and neighbor
    will miss him `greatly. He is with his God now, Mary Jane and our prayers are with the family during this trying time.““““

  6. Mary Jane Hoffer on March 2, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Lance and family
    Sorry to hear about Harold
    Will miss seeing him outside waving when you went by
    Always looked to see if his lights were in or if he was out and about
    He enjoyed the community dinners at the church usually sent some home with him for the next day he was anyways the first one there

  7. Scott Reynolds on March 2, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry to hear of Harolds passing. He used to come into the grocery store and give me hell all the time when I was a kid working there. Had great times with Harold and Wava. Will always remember the basement New Years Eve party. What a great couple they were.

  8. Brett Hoffer on March 2, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Lance& Family
    Sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Wava and him were always a hoot to be around and Harold had some unique advice/humor at times. He’ll be missed.
    RIP Fair Winds Following Seas neighbor.

  9. J.Stewart Reynolds on March 3, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Harold was a good friend of my dad and so by default became a friend of mine. From his fire cracker stand to the ” great pig hunt of 94″ my memories of ” Pierre ” bring joy to my heart. Harold is one of the many reasons I am proud to be from Lecompton. Godspeed my friend.

  10. Carl and Mary K Bahnmaier on March 8, 2021 at 9:37 am

    So sorry for Harold’s passing. He’ll really be missed.

  11. Eddie & Joan Sheley on May 6, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I worked with Harold for 20 years at Farmland. Harold & Wava were great friends of ours. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a sweet guy, a little ornery, but that’s why we loved him. Rest In Peace.

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