Doris Ellen Williams

October 8, 1930October 23, 2019

Doris Ellen Williams, 89, of Ottawa, Kansas passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met.

Doris was born on October 8, 1930 in Longford, Kansas to Ralph E. and Ellen (Morley) Baker. She attended and graduated from DeSoto High School class of 1949. She married the love of her life, William “Bud” L. Williams on December 24, 1952 in Shawnee, Kansas. Together they raised their three children, Larry, Terry and Linda. She worked as a Chief Cartographer for Johnson County Road Crew before retiring after 22 years of service. She enjoyed spending her pass time painting and writing poems. Working in her flower garden was something she enjoyed by growing different kinds of beautiful flowers and especially roses. Nothing gave her more pleasure in life than spending time with her family. Especially the time she spent with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great-great grandchild. She will be sadly missed.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Ellen Baker, her loving husband of 54 years, William “Bud” L. Williams, son, Larry L. Williams and her daughter, Linda B. Williams. Survivors include her daughter, Terry Cutburth and her husband Jim, of Paola, Kansas. Left behind to cherish her memory are her four grandchildren, Keith Good and his wife Shelly, Rodney Good and his wife Amanda, Jessica Melching and her husband Greg and Codi Cutburth. She will be sadly missed by her nine great grandchildren, Darin, Megan, Aden, Dalton, McKenna, Carter, Suriana, Lauren, Jack and one great-great grandchild, Kasen. Doris is also survived by her sister, Darlene O’Brien of Escondido, California.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28th at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Interment in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens 13901 South Black Bob Road Olathe, Kansas. Visitation 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: VITAS Healthcare 8527 Blue Jacket Lenexa, Kansas 66214 or Alzheimer’s Association 3846 West 75th Street #4126 Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.

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  • Ralph E. Baker, Father (deceased)
  • Ellen (Morley) Baker, Mother (deceased)
  • William "Bud" L. Williams, Husband (deceased)
  • Larry L. Williams, Son (deceased)
  • Linda B. Williams, Daughter (deceased)
  • Terry Cutburth, Daughter
  • Jim Cutburth, Son-in-law
  • Keith (Shelly) Good, Grandson
  • Rodney (Amanda) Good, Grandson
  • Jessica (Greg) Melching, Granddaughter
  • Codi Cutburth, Granddaughter
  • Darlene O'Brien, Sister
  • Doris is also survived by her nine great grandchildren, Darin, Megan, Aden, Dalton, McKenna, Carter, Suriana, Lauren, Jack and one great-great grandchild Kasen.

  • Carter Brown, Pallbearer
  • Keith Good, Pallbearer
  • Rodney Good, Pallbearer
  • Greg Melching, Pallbearer
  • Darin Good, Pallbearer
  • Aden Good, Pallbearer
  • Dalton Good, Pallbearer

  • Vitas Healthcare
  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Interment Monday, October 28, 2019


Doris Ellen Williams

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Debbie Reynolds

October 28, 2019

Love you and will miss your sweet smile.

Love to Terry and all of her family at this time of loss. Praying for comfort and peace.

Debbie Reynolds & Family

Debi Senior

October 26, 2019

When I met Doris, it was an invitation from my friend Terry to meet her mother. She was a lovely, kind woman and it was my privilege to know her. Several years ago, when she was moving, we were so blessed to receive from her, a full bedroom set with an adjustable extravagance we did not have the money for and we saw it as an answer to our prayers because our elderly mother had moved in with us and we were in need. Doris' generosity touched us deeply. Terry, and Jim - Randy and I are grieving with you. We know how painful it is to say goodbye. We pray that you are comforted knowing she is with our Savior ~