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Carrie F. “Kay” Williams

Carrie F. “Kay” Williams, 82, of Owasso, Oklahoma and formerly of Chetopa, passed away at 4:22 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Covenant Living at Inverness in Tulsa.

Carrie Frances Bodine was born on June 4, 1940, to Louie and Ruth (Eubanks) Bodine in Oklahoma.  When Carrie was four, her father was killed in WWII.  Her mother later married Richard Burrows, who raised Carrie as his own.  Her family lived in Arkansas and then Columbus, Kansas, where she grew up and attended school at Columbus High School.

On January 19, 1957, Carrie and Harold D. “Bus” Williams were united in marriage in Miami, Oklahoma.  The couple made a home in Wichita before moving to Chetopa, where they farmed.  Carrie worked in the Chetopa schools as a teacher’s aide over the years. After retiring from farming, they moved to Tulsa to be closer to family.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Chetopa.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and quilting and made wedding cakes for a time.

Survivors include:

Two daughters – Kay Winn (Scott) of Owasso, Oklahoma

Sandy Hightower (J.L,) of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Five grandchildren – Kaysi Moore (Rocky), Kyle Winn, Lexie Beauchamp (Kyle), Lucas Kinion (Sarah Luna) and Mackenzie Brown (Shane)

Four great-grandchildren – Elle, Kate, Jack and Erika

One sister – Caroline Puddin of Mulvane, Kansas

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Bus” Williams on January 2, 2013; her son, Darryl Ray Williams; one sister and one brother.

There will be a graveside service at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.

Memorials are suggested to the Harold Dean “Bus” Williams Scholarship Fund for the Ag Department at Chetopa High School.  These may be left at or mailed to the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS  67336.

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