John S. Williams

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, John Stephen Williams passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019 at the age of 92.

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John was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Wentzville. He is the beloved husband of Sylvia A. Williams nee Kelly. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia A. Williams, his two sons Dennis Michael (Elizabeth) Williams and Donald Stephen (Mary) Williams; his one daughter, Patricia Diane (John) Haarmann; one sister, Tina Cibulka; ten grandchildren, Patrick (Tina) Williams, Stephen (Angela) Williams, John Williams (Fiancé' Kristen Giltner), Elena (Mike) Corte, Elizabeth Williams (fiancé' Justin Hagler), Laura (Caleb) Hall, Christine Williams, Lynn Haarmann, Mark (Emily) Haarmann, and Kathleen Haarmann; ten great-grandchildren, Brandon Williams, Andrew (Sydney) Counts, Grace Williams, Gabriel Williams, Stephen Williams, Faith Williams, Shelby Williams, Joseph Williams, Coralyn Corte, and Noah Corte; one great-great-grandchild Lucas Counts; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Stephen Williams, mother, Mary Elizabeth Williams nee Ramoni, five brothers Francis Williams, Herbert Williams, Thomas Williams, Lawrence Williams, and Richard Williams; two sisters, Julia Hoffmeyer and Cecilia Brown.

John was married to Sylvia Kelly on May 6, 1950 at St. Roch Catholic Church in St. Louis, MO. John was faith-filled, devoted to his family, compassionate, proud of his World War II military service in the Navy, and a treasured friend to all who knew him. He was a gifted artist, a brilliant engineering draftsman, and talented Renaissance man. He loved spending time with his family and friends, sharing stories, westerns, listening to music and making people smile. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. John had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and would pray the rosary daily. Throughout his life, John's faith in God was unwavering. He was never afraid because of his trust in God. John often said how he would just pray a prayer and put himself in God's hands, a faith lesson his mother taught him. Whether you were with John or speaking with him on the phone, his parting words to you were "God bless you."

Visitation: Thursday, January 3, 2019, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. Service: Friday, January 4, 2019, 10:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 405 S. Church Street, Wentzville, MO 63385. Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Donations may be made payable to the Military Veteran Project ( or Masses in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385