Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ KATHERINE LOUISE (COMBS) WILLIAMS
July 06, 1921 ~ May 03, 2001
Katherine Louise Williams was born July 6, 1921 to Harley L. and Suzie Swift Combs in Allendale, Missouri. She graduated from high school in Redding, Iowa. She then attended Trinity Lutheran School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating with a diploma in nursing on August 22, 1943.
She practiced nursing as a registered nurse for 25 years in numerous clinical settings. Most of her working life was spent in Storm Lake and Des Moines, Iowa.
On October 20, 1950, she married James Rowley Williams at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Her life's journey was filled with many adventures and challenges. Katie enjoyed camping, traveling and fishing. She loved cooking and was an excellent cook. She collected cookbooks from here, there and everywhere.
Her hobbies included tending her orchids and roses, ceramics, as well as riding her three-wheeler around Paradise Park in Harlingen, Texas, her retirement home.
Her life's journey ended at her home in the care of her companion on May 3, 2001.
She is survived by her husband James R. Williams of Harlingen, Texas; her son James L. Williams and daughter-in-law Bonnie Williams; granddaughter Amanda Williams of Anchorage, Alaska; brother Vance Combs and sister Sue Cole, both of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; stepmother Vera Combs of Redding; brother Ed Combs of Des Moines; sisters, Lillie Ann Rinehart of Mount Ayr, Helen Combs of Redding and Jean Boeckman of Albemarle, North Carolina.
A memorial service was held in Lamoni, Iowa, May 12, 2001.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2016