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Helen Ruth Tucker Williams

Graveside services for Helen Ruth Tucker Williams, 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at Hutton Valley Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Williams passed away at 6:25 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021, at her home.


She was born August 30, 1942 at Manor, Texas, the daughter of the late Thomas Tucker and Julia Hampton Tucker.  On October 28, 1960, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Herbert “Owen” Williams, who preceded her in death April 23, 2017.  Mrs. Williams retired from Marathon Electric after twenty years.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, ceramics classes, and spending time with her family.  She became a Christian in 2016, and was baptized at Genesis Church in West Plains.  She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Mrs. Williams will be truly missed by all who knew her.


She is survived by three children, Kevin Williams, Kristi Bash and husband, Kaenan, and Karla Shelley and husband, Kelly; eight grandchildren, Travis, Rebecca, Hillary, Britney, Jessica, Jared, Kyle, and Kiersten; ten great-grandchildren, Allyson, Austin, Levi, Wesley, Olivia, Jayden, Tucker, Gunnar, Harlie, and Jaysten; and siblings, Alvin Tucker, Tom Tucker, Julie Burns, and Anthony Tucker.


Her parents, husband, one daughter, Sandra Kathleen, one grandson, Jeremy Keith, two brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hutton Valley Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at