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Paula Jean Williams

March 23, 1937 — September 4, 2022

Big Cabin

Paula Jean Williams, 85, of Big Cabin, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in Vinita. She was born on March 23, 1937 in Neosho, Missouri; the daughter of Richard Ervin Lemaster and Margaret (Chambers) Lemaster. She married Richard “Dick” Williams and they had spent 56 wonderful years of marriage together until his passing in 2020. Paula and Dick moved to Big Cabin, where they owned and ran a farm and were members of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and also attended Adair First Baptist for many years. Paula thoroughly enjoyed doing puzzles, her surprise visits and entertainment from her Great Grandsons, and listening to music, specifically bluegrass hymns, which her and Dick travelled around playing at festivals in different states. She leaves behind many memories and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A private family service will be held. To leave her family a message, please visit her tribute wall at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Paula is survived by numerous children; great grandchildren; and great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Margaret Lemaster; and husband Richard “Dick” Williams. 

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