Ione T. Williams, 89, Topeka: Dec. 12, 1930 – Sept. 16, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. – Ione T. Williams, 89, of Topeka, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was born Dec. 12, 1930, at Butler, S.D., the daughter of William Frederick and Diana Regneir Herr.

Ione graduated from high school at Grand Rapids, Minn. She worked in the business office at Memorial Hospital, Topeka. She was quite active at Papan’s Landing Senior Center, North Topeka.

She was married to Ronald F. Williams in 1951. Ronald preceded her in death on June 27, 1968.

Survivors include her sons, Gregg F. Williams and wife, Roxann, Topeka, Billy Joe Williams and wife, Vicki, Topeka, and Carl H. Williams and wife, Linda, of Basehor, Kan.; daughter, Ronda Geisen and husband, Jon, of Mayetta, Kan.; son-in-law, Rick Elder; brother, Joseph W. Herr and wife, Loretta, Grand Rapids, Minn.; sisters, Eloise H. Crumrine and husband, Gilbert, Cheyenne, Wyo., Elaine C. Allen and husband, Larry “Bud”, Meriden, Kan., and Rosabelle R. Harris and husband, Martin, Scranton, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ione was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Marie Elder; sisters, Florence M. Burt, Olive Hogge, and infant sister Alma Ann Herr; and a brother, Lawrence Herr.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Rochester Cemetery, 1200 NW Menninger Road, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to Papan’s Landing Senior Center or to Meals on Wheels of Northeast Kansas, and sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608-1241.

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