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Anita Kay Williams

November 5, 2018

Anita Kay Williams 71, died November 5, 2018 at her Newton residence.  Anita was known as “Kay” to her family and friends.  She was born November 15, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee the daughter of James G. and Reba Doris (Wrather) LaFont.

Kay had two daughters Renee and Michelle with her first husband B.J. Rooker Jr.  In 1971, Kay married W. A. Williams Jr., M.D. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and he proceeded her in death.  Dr. Williams adopted Kay’s two daughters and added two sons, Wade and Tyler.  She worked alongside her husband in the Arapahoe Medical Clinic in Arapahoe, Nebraska and Plum Creek Medical Clinic in Lexington, Nebraska.

She enjoyed water skiing, horseback riding, spending time at the lake, and traveling.  She could also be found relaxing with a good book and working in her yard tending her many plants and flowers.  We all knew Kay as a strong fighter who had a zeal for life and continued living life on her terms as long as she could.

Kay is survived by her children, Renee Robinson, Michelle Linden, Wade Williams, and Tyler Williams.  She also is survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother Jimmy LaFont, and sister Suzanne LaFont.

A celebration of Kay’s life and memorial will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday November 17, 2018 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.

Memorials are suggested to New Hope Shelter in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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10 thoughts on “Anita Kay Williams

  1. Kay was a special friend for many many years and will be remembered for her personal strength and perseverance. She will be missed by her friends and family. She was so strong and focused.

  2. My sincerest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort grant you strength and peace during this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) And may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.

  3. So sorry to hear this, she was one of our customers at Southern Elegance, when she lived in Portageville. She was a very nice lady.

  4. Kay was a favorite of everyone, she was so beautiful, we dated once in high school. BJ her first husband was a good friend of mind I was shocked when he disappeared. Kay will forever be in my memory, we will all miss her, so sorry to hear she passed.

  5. Kay and shared a Birth Date and always had a great time growing up in a small town. I am so sorry to learn of her death.

  6. I went through high school with Kay. She was always sweet, graceful and beautiful. She was so strong and overcame so much in her life. I’m so sad to hear of her passing . My thoughts and prayers for the family.

  7. Sorry to hear this. I knew Kay as Jimmy’s little sister. My sincere condolences to her family.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Having grown up in Portageville,MO, too…..I knew Kay’s family very well. Spent much time at their home, her sister, Suzanne, and I were good friends.
    Prayers and loving thoughts to you all.

  9. So sad to hear of Kay’s passing. She was beautiful, elegant and classy to the max. Can still see her climbing down from her barn after feeding her horse. She was also very funny in her quick comments. She will be so missed.

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