6 N Main • Caldwell, KS • 620-845-6424
Elizabeth Ann Williams
August 19, 1944 ~ May 7, 2018
Elizabeth Ann (Bobek) Williams, age 73, passed away on May 7, 2018. Elizabeth had been a resident at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Home, Sloan House, in Manhattan, KS, since November 2016.
Elizabeth was born on August 19, 1944, to Jerry and Berta Bobek in Caldwell, KS. She was the youngest sibling, following Mary Elaine and Jerry Jr. Most of us remember her most fondly as “Frickie,” a nickname her sister Mary gave her as a child. “FRICK!” “Frickie!” was heard all over town.
Elizabeth married Craig Williams on August 14, 1965, in Caldwell, KS. Craig & Frickie were blessed with two children: Brad Williams (Shelly) and Susan Howard (Derek), and five grandchildren, Grant, Garrin, Blaise, Chance and Morgan. Grandma and Grandpa loved attending any event to watch their grandchildren perform, and spending birthdays and holidays with their family.
Craig and Frickie made Manhattan, KS, their home in 1994, where they could spend their years cheering on K-State, attending alumni events, and later attending nearby grandchildren’s events. Elizabeth enjoyed playing bridge at the Country Club each week where not only was she good company with the ladies but a shark with her cards. This was the highlight of her week.
Elizabeth was a strong woman who courageously battled multiple sclerosis for 33+ years. Although she was physically limited due to the disease, she made the best of being adventurous and active on her scooter. Her oldest granddaughter said she had nine lives, as she beat breast cancer, a heart attack, and taking care of her ornery husband for 50 years!
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and husband. She was most looking forward to sky diving, riding horses, being her Grandson Grant’s co-pilot and running in Heaven!
Graveside services for Elizabeth will held be Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 1:00pm at the Caldwell Cemetery, Caldwell, KS.
Memorials in Frickie’s honor, can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Elizabeth Frickie Williams at www.stjude.org, 1-800-822-6344 or mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.