Alice Virginia Williams, 84, of Parsons died at 10:59 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2010, at Elmhaven East.
She was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Columbus to James Monroe and Lydia (Young) Lewis. She grew up and attended schools in Columbus and Riverton High School.
In 1943, she married James Wallace McGuire in Nashville, Tenn. While he was serving his country during World War II, she lived with her mother in Sherwin. Upon his discharge, they lived in Oswego for a time before living in Oregon for several years. The family then moved to Parsons, where she worked at Fred Ronald Manufacturing Co., The Broderick Co. and also made cakes for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. He preceded her in death in 1970.
On December 28, 1971, she and Robert Williams were married in Miami, Oklahoma. He survives of the home.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Parsons, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 411, where she also held numerous offices at the local level and State Guard; and Brown-Bishop Post No. 704 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Parsons.
She was a collector, enjoyed playing bingo and pinochle, going to casinos, camping, fishing and doing crafts.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Jim McGuire and his wife, Connie, of St. Paul and Ronnie McGuire and his wife, Heather, of Erie; three daughters, Ginger Dixon of Oxford, Glenna Randall, Charlotte Brown and her husband, Jack, all of Parsons; two stepsons, Bobby Williams of Holden, Mo., and Jerry Williams and his wife, Amy, of Littleton, Colo.; three stepdaughters, Carol Wilkerson and her husband, Ross, of Liberty, Mo., Judy Mattson and her husband, Gary, of Pittsburg and Kathy Arp and her husband, Joe, of Brighton, Colo.; 45 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Merlin Lewis of Chetopa.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Roy, Raymond, Clinton, William, Glen and Richard Lewis; three sisters, Lora Lewis and twins Thelma and Velma Lewis; and one son, Raymond McGuire in 2000.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Fraternal Order of Eagles’ Max Baer Heart Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 63757.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.