She was born on Aug. 4, 1947, in Emporia to Robert “Bob” and Mary Williams. She was a graduate of Gridley High School with the class of 1965 in Gridley and also attended the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia.
She was a longtime employee of Wal-Mart in Parsons and Chanute.
Gail loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a very personable, gentle and kind lady who was loved and will be greatly missed by her family, friends and co-workers.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Williams of Independence; a brother, Russell Williams of Independence; a sister, Suzanne Birk of Bartlesville, Okla.; a son, Brett Hess of Parsons; a daughter, Kimberly Kieffer of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her father, Robert "Bob" Williams, preceded her in death.
A small private memorial service is planned for March 19. Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.