John Hayden Williams

John Williams Obituary

John Hayden Williams, age 67, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at  Garden Terrace of Overland Park.  He died peacefully from Alzheimer’s Disease.

John was born on June 9, 1952 in Ottumwa, IA.  He grew up in Albia, IA and graduated from Albia High School in 1970.  He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Iowa State University.  He was married to Becky Mosebach on July 1, 1978 in Ankeny, IA.

Above everything else, John was a loving husband, proud father, and a constant support to his family.  He was adept at developing relationships with people which contributed to his success as a contract surety bond specialist.  John was a leader in the Optimist Club and also an active member in the United Methodist Church, whether it was serving in the Methodist Men’s Group or playing on the church softball team.  He appreciated attending a St. Louis Cardinals game just as much as going to a performance of The Phantom of the Opera; his zest for sports and fitness was equally rivaled by his passion for music.  John also enjoyed playing golf, pheasant hunting, eating good food, and traveling with his wife to visit their children.

John is survived by his wife Becky Williams of Overland Park, KS; their two children Jamie (Jeff) Froman of Mission, KS and Aaron Williams of Urbandale, IA; son Scott (Teal) Williams of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren Will & Emily Froman and Max & Addie Williams; father Kenneth (Shirley) Williams of Albia, IA; and his two sisters Kathy (Jan) Borgesen of Sandy, UT and Janet (Terry) Brown of Fort Dodge, IA.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Jane Burman of Monroe, IA.


A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 24 in the Wesley Covenant Chapel at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection located at 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS 66224.  Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m., service at 3:00 p.m., and a reception to follow.

Memorial Contributions

A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association. Memorials may be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208.  Please note John Williams Memorial.


  1. Alan and Dagmar Bowen on August 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. We always enjoyed the Williams family. Especially the hunting trips to Iowa and the Melrose church events. Our prayers are with you in this time of loss.

  2. Alice Distlehorst on August 8, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Becky, we’re so sorry to learn of John’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Alice and Robert Distlehorst

  3. Deb and Bill Henry on August 8, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Becky, I sent a card…butI don’t know if it will get to you as I wrote Kansas City, Kansas…
    The zip code may be correct though..

    Love you and your lovely family. I’ve enjoyed seeing your grandchildren grow. We were happy to see the picture of your family with John. So touching.

    We remember fondly those better days with John.

    Bill really would like to meet Aaron for dinner some evening. He does go to DeMoines for work

  4. Harold and Carolyn Turner on August 8, 2019 at 9:38 am

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Praying for the entire family.

  5. Judy ahn on August 7, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    So sorry for you loss. John lived next door to me in grade school. He was great guy. God bless

  6. Maryjo papich on August 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I just found out he was ill last week so when classmate Bernie wrote to tell me
    about his death I was taken back. When I first met John Williams in eighth grade in Albia I got the biggest crush on him and that lasted for quite some time❤️ I always knew he liked his music too. My heart goes out to his whole family and to all of our classmates that knew and loved John. God bless all of you. May we continue to live life fully in his honor every day.

  7. Sandy Coyle on August 7, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Paul and I are both sorry to hear of John’s passing. We both have wonderful memories of our Melrose Chapel days. Sending prayers for strength and peace for all who loved John. Paul and Sandy Coyle.

  8. Brenda on August 7, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Dearest Becky and family: Although John is finally at peace and free from the chains of Alzheimer’s, I know losing him is still heartbreaking for you. Praying for peace for all of you and please know that so many are here for you if you need us. Love you, Becky!

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