In Memory of

Karen J Williams

January 12, 1959 - January 11, 2021


Karen J Williams, 61, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away on January 11, 2021. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Lee’s Summit Community Church, 1440 SW Jefferson, Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 with memorial services immediately following.

Karen was born on January 12, 1959 in St. Louis, MO to Martin and Lillian Schnuriger. Her biggest passions were spending time with her family and keeping busy by adding on new projects to work on in her house. She had many hopes and dreams for the future and was hard headed enough to make them start to come true. She was known for her big smile, enormous heart, her warm hugs, infectious laugh, and love for everyone she met.

She is preceded in death by her father Martin Schnuriger, her mother Lillian Schnuriger and Billy Williams.

She survived by her five children, Tiffany Templeton and husband James Templeton, John Williams and wife Sammie, Anthony Williams and wife Kristin Williams, Nick Williams and Alex Williams, her sister Joan Neckermann, brother Larry Schnuriger, and her 10 grandchildren.


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Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Karen was a co worker of mine, but most important she was a very good friend of mine. We had a lot in common and shared many stories about our children and grandchildren. I loved working with her. Sprouts will not be the same without her. She had a big heart and was a wonderful friend to many. I will miss her laugh, her smile and the trouble we always seem to cause. My heart is broken, but I promise to keep her spirit alive. I loved her like a sister. May she rest in peace. I miss you………

When my children were young, Karen and I went to church together and became friends. Her laugh was contagious. We moved away and did visit once when we vacationed in Kansas City. My deepest condolences to her children. I am so sorry.

She was a dear friend who had such a kind soul. It was a joy to watch her love her daughter & grandson Hunter when we all used to attend LSCC years ago. I know she must be so happy to be in the arms of our Savior!!

I worked with Karen at Sprouts. She was my boss. I enjoyed every shift that I worked with her and every other time that we visited at the store. Karen took care of her people, and tried to give great service to each customer. I will sorely miss her smile, her keen sense of humor, fair treatment, and the care and concern that she gave to every person. I told her that she was one of the best bosses that I ever had. I have over forty years of work in a variety of jobs. My heart aches. I’m so very sad. But, I have many great memories of Karen, and my time with her. Coworkers and bosses like Karen are truly one in a million. Karen was exceptional. Those are my treasures. May God’s grace be with Karen, her family, and all of her friends.

Dear Williams Family,
I cannot begin to express the sadness I feel for you as you lay your mom’s body to rest. We all know that her sunshiny, smiling face has been beaming beautifully at Jesus since she drew her last breath of this world’s stale air, and inhaled the glorious breath of Heaven for the first time. As one who had a rocky relationship with my own Mom for most of my life, I know only too well the conflicting thoughts and feelings that can come. Be assured of this. There’s nothing too big or too small that God’s love, forgiveness and grace doesn’t cover it. I think most all who ever met or knew Karen, loved Karen, but she loved you… her children and grandchildren the very most of all. Please know that many of us are praying for you and sending our love your way! I’m so terribly sorry for your heartache.
Anni Shelton

So sorry for the loss of such a lovely person! Always felt close to her at sprouts. Very sweet and kind!
Already miss her smiling eyes!
May God comfort her loved ones!

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Karen from Sprouts, she was so kind to me. Prayers for comfort.

I started working at Sprouts in August 2020. Which is the day i first met Karen. She immediately made me feel welcome. From then on we would chat every day, she would always get on to me for not signing the health screen sheet at work. She would always say “Ariel im gonna hunt you down”.
Every day before she would leave work, she would come up to me and tap on my shoulder and say “im glad ya got to see me today” she always knew how to make me laugh in an instant. During her lunch breaks. She would sit down conversating with anyone and everyone. Any time i needed ANYTHING work wise she was on top of it and always made sure i was told “good job!”. I will miss her every single day. As im sure everyone will. My deepest condolences are with her children, grandchildren and family. God bless you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

I just wanted you to know that Karen was as big part of the Lee’s Summit Sprouts Farmers Market family. I will surely miss the interaction that we shared on a daily basis. My heart is deeply saddened by her untimely passing. Keep your heads held high because Karen would of wanted you guys to be okay. Karen cared about people regardless if she knew you or not and that itself is rare to find anywhere. I will always cherish the small amount of time that we worked together. God Bless you all.

Karen will be truly missed. We always enjoyed when she would come into Celsius. We could talk forever just about anything. This breaks our heart knowing we won’t see her smiling face again. She will forever be in all our hearts here at Celsius Tannery.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Lees Summit Community Christian Church
1440 SW Jefferson
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64081


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
11:30 AM
Lee's Summit Community Christian Church
1440 SW Jefferson
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64081