Lillie Karnes

Obituary of Lillie Mae Karnes

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Lillie Mae (Willis) Karnes, 79, of Licking passed away on December 18, 2020 in Houston, MO. Lillie was born on March 18, 1941 in Rector, MO to James William and Easter Rosetta (Thompson) Willis. Lillie married Joseph Doyle Karnes on July 31, 1958. They had two children, Janice Onita and Joyce Lynn. They divorced in January 1992. Lillie is survived by her daughters, Janice Karnes and Andy Little of House Springs, MO and Joyce Matchell of Arnold, MO; granddaughter, Kalyn Matchell and Jason McKinney of St. Louis, MO; long time loving companion John Akers of Licking and his son, John John Akers of Licking; sisters, Eunice Cooper, Ethel Cooper, Nadine Nelson, and Annie Conaway all of Licking; and a host of nieces, nephews, and loving friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Easter Willis; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Betty Willis; sister, Mary Lee Holt; and nephews, Dennis Willis, Ricky Willis, and Dwayne Nelson. Lillie dedicated her life to helping raise (and spoiling) her only grandchild, Kalyn. She was truly her world, the light of her life. Lillie enjoyed riding the back roads with Johnny and dancing in their living room. She loved shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
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Monday
21
December

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monday, December 21, 2020
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Monday
21
December

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Monday, December 21, 2020
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Monday
21
December

Committal Service

2:00 pm
Monday, December 21, 2020
Boone Creek Cemetery
Hwy 137
Licking, Missouri, United States
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