Carol Elizabeth WILLIAMS was my mom. She was born March 4, 1947 in Humansville, Polk County, Missouri to Carlton Nathanial WILLIAMS (1922-1991) and Ruby Irene PORTER (1928-2010). She passed away suddenly sixteen days after she turned 40. I was in my Freshman year of college at the time. She passed away on March 20, 1987 and she was buried on her mom’s birthday (March 24, 1987) in the Belton Cemetery.
Here is a copy of her obituary that ran in The Kansas City Star on March 22, 1987.
On the night of her visitation, it was raining like crazy, but that did not stop a crazy amount of people from coming. They were lined up outside around the block of the chapel. That was when the people from the funeral home decided that we needed to move the funeral to one of the largest churches in Belton (if not the largest). That was a good call, because the sanctuary was full the next day.
If you want to learn more about my mom, check out the post I wrote on the 30th Anniversary of her death.