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Freda Williams

October 30, 1940 — June 24, 2020


Freda Williams

Freda Jane Williams, (Janie) age 79, of Coffeyville, passed away with  her beloved husband and family by her side on Wednesday June 24, 2020

Janie was born Oct. 30, 1940, in Parsons to Dale and Carmen Westervelt. She attended Altamont Grade School and Labette County High, graduating in 1958.

Janie married her high school sweetheart, Max Williams, on June 7, 1959, in the Altamont Methodist Church. Max and Janie were the parents of three children, Randy, Roger and Nancy Kay.

Janie worked at Condon National Bank for a few years when they were first married before going to work for Dr. Warren Blaich for 18 years.

She was a member or First United Methodist Church and the choir for 20 years, Beta Sigma Phi, Golden Girls of Labette High School, Tuesday Morning Coffee Group, Birthday Club, was an avid Raven fan and a proud sponsor of the Nado Booster Club.

Janie is survived by her husband, Max Williams of the home; two sons, Randy Williams of Lees Summit , MO and Roger Williams of Waco, TX.; one daughter and son in law, Nancy Kay and Todd Mantz of Olathe KS; five grandchildren, Ryan and Logan Mantz of Olathe, Connor and Natalie Williams of Overland Park and Max Williams of Waco, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Billy Westervelt.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday June 29, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church 304 W.10th, Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Nicole Schwartz-Eck and Evangelist David Bycroft will officiate. Interment will follow at the Altamont Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337.  The family suggests memorials to be made payable to the Coffeyville Community College Foundation or First United Methodist church and they may be left in care of the Chapel. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit

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Past Services


Sunday, June 28, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel (Woodland, Coffeyville, Kansas)


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Funeral Service

Monday, June 29, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church (Coffeyville, Kansas)


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