Karen Williams

Karen "Jeanie" Williams

Friday, March 22nd, 1940 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Karen “Jeanie” Williams, 80 of Polson, loving mother, sister, Nana, and wife of Francis C. “Toot” Williams, left home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 4, 2020. She was born March 22, 1940, to Kirby and Esther Hicklin in Livingston, Montana.

Jeanie graduated from Three Forks High School in Montana in 1958. After graduation, she worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Helena, Montana.

Jeanie was introduced to Francis in 1959 by her brother, Milton, and married in 1960 in Three Forks. In the 1970s, Jeanie and Francis moved to Finley Point on Flathead Lake in Polson.

Jeanie could always be found in a color coordinated outfit from head to toe, whether it be blue, purple, green, yellow, and her absolute favorite; pink. Along with her trending taste in clothes, was her eye for sparkling jewelry; a fashion icon at 80.

She was extremely family oriented. Jeanie could be found at every one of her granddaughter’s events, no matter the distance. Her favorite activities included spending the day shopping with her daughter, Kim, after buying a hazelnut latte. One memory she spoke fondly of was traveling to Ireland with Kim in 2016. When she wasn’t with her family, she was either out at lunch with friends, or devoting herself for the past 50 years to the First Baptist Church in Polson, where she taught Awanas, sang in the choir, and was Treasurer for the Church.

Jeanie is preceded in death by her parents, and loving husband of what would be 58 years, Francis. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Stallknecht and husband Kurt of Kalispell, and son, Bill Williams and his family of Lavon, Texas. Jeanie was a caring “Nana” to two grandchildren, Ariel and Alanis Stallknecht. Jeanie is also survived by her brother, Milton Hicklin, and leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 10th at The Lake Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 11th at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Polson, with Scott Craven officiating. There will be a graveside service following the funeral at the Lake View Cemetery, with a reception to follow at the First Baptist Church.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church
    40401 Mt Hwy 35
    Polson, MT
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  • Interment

    Lake View Cemetery
    2000 Hillcrest Dr.
    Polson, MT 59860
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Lee and Bonnie Manicke

Posted at 05:16pm
Dear Kim and Bill,

May you find peace and comfort in the precious memories you share.
Jeanie greeted everyone with a cheerful smile and special conversation.
We were introduced by a mutual friend years ago. Heaven gained a special angel. Peace be with you.

Lee and Bonnie Manicke, Polson

Dana and Robin Williams

Posted at 12:02pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was a lovely ray of sunshine in all of our lives through the years and will be dearly missed.
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Erica Potts

Posted at 10:40am
Kim, I am so sorry for you loss, your mother was a very special lady! Loved her smiles and giggles every time I saw her. Many hugs and kiss to you all!
Erica Potts

Tom Alexander

Posted at 02:59pm
Bill and Family: It was with great sadness I read of your mom's passing. She was such a classy person and always a smile. I enjoyed reading about her sense of fashion style. I think she spent as much time at my mom's store (Doreen's Fashions) as mom did...LOL. I am sorry I can't be there to help celebrate her life. But, I will be there in spirit.

Kim Namen

Posted at 10:50am
I am so very sorry Kim, I absolutely adored your mom, sending hugs and prayers to you.

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