Owen Crain Williams (65) of Farina

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Published on February 20 2013 2:56 pm

Owen Crain Williams, 65, of Farina died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Graveside services will be Saturday, February 23 at 2:30pm at Iola Cemetery.  There will be a visitation from 1 to 2pm Saturday at Rankin Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorials to the Illinois Safe School Alliance or the Farina Volunteer Ambulance Service.

He was born December 12, 1947 in Carbondale, the son of Owen V. and Myra (Crain) Williams.  He married Helen Lacy on June 2, 1973 in Effingham.  He was a farmer and loved raising strawberries.  He also enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife Helen Williams of Farina...two daughters, Charitianne Williams-Sasaki and husband Kousuke of Evanston and Autumn Maegan Williams of Farina...and sister, Martha Gayel Smith and husband Donald of Weaver, Alabama.