Alice Jane Williams


Alice Jane "Janie" Williams, age 70, left this life for Heaven Friday afternoon, August 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, MO, surrounded by family. She had fought bravely against cancer since December 2018, always with a positive, upbeat attitude.
Janie was born September 20, 1947, in Webb City, MO, at Jane Chinn Hospital. She graduated from Webb City High School in 1965. She enjoyed attending her class reunions and keeping in touch with old classmates.
Janie was united in marriage to Jerry Williams on December 10, 1977, in Kansas City, MO. He preceded her in death as well as her mother, Hazel Mae Wright.
Janie was an avid collector of anything pertaining to Mickey Mouse. She had been to Disneyland and Disney World several times. She loved Neil Diamond, and had seen him in concert many times. Her Chihuahuas, Maxwell and Tigger, were so loved by Janie. They were called "the boys". They were such company for her. The three of them enjoyed going for rides in her Volkswagen Beetle and stopping for ice cream at Sonic.
Janie was strong in her faith and said she was ready to be one of God's children. We're sure her husband, Jerry, and her sweet mom, Hazel Mae, met her at Heaven's gate.
Surviving Janie is one son, Brad Callen (Amy), Chino Hills, CA; two grandsons, Nicholas and Derek, Chino Hills; her father, Dale Wright, Carterville, MO; one sister, Becky Palmer (Ed), Webb City; one niece, Rachael Durland ( Chris), Joplin; one great-niece and one great-nephew, Amelia and Joseph, Joplin; and Maxwell and Tigger, of the home.
Much gratitude to Mercy Oncology and Mercy Hospital and their wonderful staff. A special thank you to Dr. Jose Dehoyos for his amazing and compassionate care.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Carterville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Joplin Humane Society, in Janie's name, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home Webb City.
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Diana & Richard Spencer
Aug 14, 2019
We are so sorry for the loss of a great woman . She was indeed a friend to all who knew her , and will be sorely missed by her friends and family. May God bless you all during this time of grief and sorrow ; may He shine His light upon you , and grant you peace .
Hedge Lewis Funeral Home
Aug 13, 2019