Eva M. Williams, 80, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born May 3, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska the daughter of Brian Wilson & Pearl Valentine (Bourlier) Rimington.
Eva grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1957. She then attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1961. Eva later earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Colorado State University in 1968. Eva worked as a teacher in Omaha from 1961 to 1968. She moved to Baldwin City, Kansas where she taught at Baker University from 1967 to 1972. On March 30, 1968, she married Roy Williams in Baldwin City, Kansas. In 1972, they moved to Dodge City, Kansas where Eva worked as a substitute teacher, a mother and as a car rental agent. In 1980, Eva and Roy moved to Garden City, Kansas where they have lived since. She continued working as a car rental agent, and later as a residential supervisor at SDSI. Eva was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City and the Newman Club. She enjoyed being around people, watching her children play sports, and her church activities.
Survivors include her husband Roy Williams of the home; a son Mark & wife Denise Williams of Overland Park, Kansas; a daughter Briana Williams Kuhl and husband Douglas Kuhl of Burlington, Wisconsin; a sister Betty Wanek of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren Callie Williams and Jaren Williams both of Overland Park, Kansas and Ben Kuhl and Avery Kuhl of Burlington, Wisconsin; numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews. Eva is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Brian Eugene Rimington, Fred & wife Delores “Dode” Rimington, & Emil & wife Barbara Rimington; a sister Mary Jane & husband Jerome “Duke” Malfait; and a brother-in-law Marvin Wanek.
A Vigil Service and Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 27 also at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City with Rev. Warren Stecklein as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and from Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to St. Dominic Catholic Church, St. Dominic School Endowment Fund or the Donor’s Choice all in care of the funeral home.