Jane Warner WilliamsFort Smith, AR, 1926 - 2018 0comment
Jane Warner Williams died peacefully Jan. 31, 2018. She was born in Fort Smith, on Feb. 3, 1926 to the late Reba Cheeves Warner and Cecil Randolph Warner. After growing up in Fort Smith she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va.
Jane, a well-known community volunteer and realtor for 40 years in Fort Smith, gave generously of her time and strength to her church, her community and "her people" for whom she helped find homes. She served on many boards, including Board of Trustees of Sparks Regional Medical Center, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Girls Inc. Old Fort Museum, First Presbyterian Women's Council, Fort Smith Board of Realtors, and Bost Foundation. She served as Chairman and officer of various committees of these boards, most recently UAFS Foundation Board, the Sparks Development Foundation Board and the Rosalie Tilles Board of Managers. Jane was instrumental in establishing the Junior League of Fort Smith and served as its president twice in 1953-54 and 1964-65.
Known for her positive outlook on life, her spirit touched and blessed many lives in countless ways. She looked upon her role in real estate as being a problem solver, helping people solve the largest financial decision most of them would ever make. She felt like every sale had to be fair to both buyer and seller; that there was a nice, happy meeting ground in the middle where both had been treated fairly. She felt that it was her goal to help them find that place. Jane was a Multi Million Dollar Sales Club Life Member and also had earned the professional description of GRI. She specialized in the sale of estates and fine custom homes, but she started out selling much more moderate homes. As her customers families' grew, they would call her again when they were ready to purchase a bigger home. In some cases, she was selling homes to the grandchildren, which she loved because it kept her in touch with "her" families as they grew. Jane never met a stranger and had friends from all ages, everywhere.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Adrian Williams and her brother, Cecil Randolph "Randy" Warner Jr. She is survived by her children, Stephen Wheeler Creekmore, III and wife Kyle, of Fort Smith, Ark., her daughter, Carolyn Stewart Creekmore of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Stephen Wheeler Creekmore IV his wife Christine, great-grandson, Mason Wheeler Creekmore and Hunter Field Creekmore, his wife Jacklene and great-grandson, Field Patrick Creekmore and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial service celebrating her life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, 116 North 12th Street, under the direction of Edwards Funeral home. The family will receive friends for a celebration brunch at Hardscrabble Country Club 5211 Cliff Drive, following the service. Private burial will be at Fort Smith National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church 116 North 12th Street Fort Smith, Ark. 72901, or The Jane Warner Williams Scholarship Fund UAFS Foundation, P.O. Box 3649 Fort Smith, Ark. 72902. Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.
Published February 3, 2018
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Edwards Funeral Home
PO box 3, Fort Smith, AR