Karan Sue Williams


KARAN SUE WILLIAMS, 70, of Salem, IL went to meet her Lord and Savior, April 17, 2019 at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving family.

Born January 24, 1949 in Salem, she was the daughter of Herbert and Rosemond (Williamson) Kelly.

Karan dearly loved her family, being a homemaker, and attending all activities of her children and grandchildren. She was of the Christian faith.

She married Stephen M. Williams in 1976 at Salem, and he survives.

She is also survived by her children, Stephen Dewayne Rath of St. Peters, MO, Darith Scott Ragusa of Herrin, IL, Troy (Amy) Williams and Michael (Marita) Williams all of Salem, IL, and Angela (Bryan) Horst of Centralia, IL, along with grandchildren, Olivia, Calvin and Jacob Rath, Zachary Ragusa, Ashtyn, Hayden, Alayna, Jacob, and Isaak Williams, Trey, Triston, Taylor and Teagan Holmes, Brendan, Brittany, Bailey and Brayden Horst. Karan was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Addison Ragusa and Waylon Guy.

Also left to mourn her passing are brothers Herb (Molly) Kelly of O'Fallon, IL, Ronnie Gene Kelly of Salem, and sisters Rosemond (Otis) Boyles of Iuka, and Melba Jean (Raymond) Jones of Salem, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother Harold Ray Kelly, her sister Pat Smith, and a niece, Stephanie Williams.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with Pastor Ben Wyant officiating. Burial will follow at the East Lawn Cemetery in Salem.

Visiting hours will be from 12:00 o'clock noon until the service hours on Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Donor's choice and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral Home, entrusted with the family's care.