John Hayden Williams, age 67, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park. He died peacefully from Alzheimer's Disease.
John was born on June 9, 1952 in Ottumwa. He grew up in Albia,and graduated from Albia High School in 1970. He went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Iowa State University. He was married to Becky Mosebach on July 1, 1978 in Ankeny.
Above everything else, John was a loving husband, proud father, and a constant support to his family. He was adept at developing relationships with people which contributed to his success as a contract surety bond specialist. John was a leader in the Optimist Club and also an active member in the United Methodist Church, whether it was serving in the Methodist Men's Group or playing on the church softball team. He appreciated attending a St. Louis Cardinals game just as much as going to a performance of The Phantom of the Opera; his zest for sports and fitness was equally rivaled by his passion for music. John also enjoyed playing golf, pheasant hunting, eating good food, and traveling with his wife to visit their children.
John is survived by his wife Becky Williams of Overland Park, Kan.; their two children Jamie (Jeff) Froman of Mission, Kan., and Aaron Williams of Urbandale, IA; son Scott (Teal) Williams of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren Will and Emily Froman and Max and Addie Williams; father Kenneth (Shirley) Williams of Albia; and his two sisters Kathy (Jan) Borgesen of Sandy, Utah and Janet (Terry) Brown of Fort Dodge.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Burman of Monroe.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in the Wesley Covenant Chapel at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection located at 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, Kan. 66224. Visitation will be at 2 p.m., service at 3 p.m., and a reception to follow.
A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer's Association. Memorials may be sent to: Alzheimer's Association, Heart of America Chapter, 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. Please note John Williams Memorial.