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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma

Anna Bess Karns

© Durant Daily Democrat - Monday, December 29, 2008

Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services to celebrate the life of Anna Bess Karns, 92, of Kingston, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 ,at her home, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Brown's Funeral Service Chapel. Chaplain James Stewart of the Baptist Village Community will officiate.

Anna Bess was born August 24, 1916, in Durant to James Walter and Lena (Jackson) Williams. She married Lawrence Karns June 15, 1949, in Ft. Smith, Ark., and they moved back to this area in 1998 from Oklahoma City. Anna Bess was of the Baptist Faith and she enjoyed the outdoors and outdoor activities. Anna Bess will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Anna Bess was preceded in death by her parents, James Walter and Lena Williams; daughter Anita Boehme; brother Eddie Williams; and sister Flodell Providence.

Anna is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Lawrence Karns of the home; children Roger Karns and wife Jeanne of Edmond, Danny Pair of Billingham, Wash., Billy Pair of Miami, Okla., Jerry Don Pair and wife Susie of Kansas, Okla., John Edward Pair and wife Bertha Jo of Grove and daughter Kay Nelson and husband Kerry of Gentry, Ark.; sister Ruth Kitchens of Durant; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of dear and loved friends.

Interment will be in Highland Cemetery with Dennis Boehme, Robert Boehme, Shawn Boehme and Phillip Boehme serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.

Brown's Funeral Service, Durant, is handling the arrangements.

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