Nita Jean Williams, 95, of Sedalia, Missouri, formerly of Calhoun, Mo., passed away Friday evening, July 22, 2022 with her husband by her side. She was a resident at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center along with her husband James E. Williams since 2017. Jean was born in Eaton, Colorado, on Sunday, May 22, 1927, at home but arrived early enough so that the doctor assisting with her birth was able to attend Sunday evening church services. She was the third child born to John Charles Scott and Susie Lula (Wright) Scott. After a short time, her family left Colorado to move back to Missouri where, growing up as a small child during the Depression and being the daughter of farmers, she learned the values that shaped her life. Family was always important, and she believed in working hard, being dependable, and loving life. She grew up with two older sisters, two younger brothers, and one younger sister whose twin brother died shortly after birth. In 1945, she graduated from Windsor High School. With an older sister, Jean later went to Kansas City to attend Aladdin Beauty School to become a licensed hairdresser. In 1949, she and her sister purchased a beauty salon on Main Street in Windsor, Mo., that she owned and operated for the next 10 years. She talked about charging $2.50 for a permanent and was elated the first time she earned $100 for an entire week of work. On May 15, 1959, in Calhoun, Mo., she married the love of her life, James E. Williams. They met while she was running her beauty shop, and Earl was working for Windsor Furniture located across the street from her shop. Following their marriage, they lived in Kansas City, Mo., and Harrisonville, Mo. After Earl’s retirement from Bendix, they moved to the farm they had purchased across the road from Jean’s parents. There, they both shared their love of growing everything from strawberries and blueberries to flowers to pecan and walnut trees. They were happily married for 63 years. Besides helping Earl on the farm, Jean enjoyed reading, taking care of her flowers, playing her chord organ, and painting beautiful pictures. She also made amazing, glazed yeast donuts. She was always ready and able to suggest the next book that would be good to read. She learned to drive after their retirement to the farm and enjoyed going to see her family and driving herself to town. She also enjoyed attending the Nut Growers’ Association meetings with Earl. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Windsor. Jean is survived by her husband, James E. Williams; one sister, Donna Leverich, (Windsor); and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters Evelyn Arlene Dick and Iris Arthelia Sturgeon; 2 brothers, John Stanley Scott and Jack William Scott; and an infant brother, Donald Ray Scott. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Pastor Mike Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The family suggests contributions to the First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.