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Wilma Jean McVey Williams, age 88 of Owingsville, passed away on Thursday, December 7. She was born on September 8, 1935 in Bath County, Kentucky to the late George Boyd McVey and Mary Belle Routt McVey. Jean was a member of the Owingsville Christian Church and adored her church family. Being named Volunteer of the Year for 2012 was a great honor to her and well deserved. She was a faithful volunteer for over 20 years at the Owingsville Christian Social Services and was the volunteer coordinator. Jean also volunteered her time for many years with the Boy Scouts and as a member of the Rural Letter Carrier Association. Genealogy was very interesting to her. She enjoyed doing research for friends and families so they would know their history. Jean was the Genealogy Librarian at the Bath County Memorial Library. She loved her community and was always willing to help out in any situation. Jean was one of the biggest supporters of Bath County Sports for many years. Bath County Ladycats Softball held a special place in her heart. She would travel all over with the team, cheering on her son as he coached and all of the "granddaughters" she loved over the years. Mamaw Jean was an inspiration to the girls and they all loved her dearly. Her support and dedication to them was a blessing. Jean loved to go fishing any chance she could and enjoyed travelling. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. Jean will be remembered for being a simple, classy lady that didn't mind to tell you how it was but was always there to lend a helping hand or an encouraging word. She loved her family and her small town. Her presence will be missed by all those she leaves behind. No doubt she will be waiting at home plate!
Jean is survived by two sons, Richie Scott Williams and his wife, Kim; Kenneth Boyd Williams and his wife, Beth; eight grandchildren, Erica Williams, Malcom Williams, Troy Williams, Jeanna Williams, Alyssa Williams, Kole Williams, Kane Williams and Ashlee Rogers; seven great grandchildren, Jacob Williams, Jayce Staton, Lynden Smith, Rylan Smith, Joleena Prater, Osa Prater and Leah Prater.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Shirley Williams; one son, Ricky Lee Williams; two sisters, Mary Louise McVey Robinson and Lyda Belle McVey Markland; one grandson, Ricky Lee Williams Jr., one granddaughter, Michelle Williams.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 10 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at the Richardson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Owingsville Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Colby Wells, Malcom Williams, Jacob Williams, Troy Williams, Jayce Staton, James Nelson Fraley, Michael Markland, Mark Collier and Joby Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marley Clark, Anthony Thomas, Gary Boyd, Sonny Corbin, Tom Cardiff, Davey Moore and Anthony Miller.
Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements for Wilma Jean McVey Williams.