The family is hosting a private family memorial service.

Karen Lynn Yates, 61, of Raymondville, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at her home.

She was born April 11, 1958, in St Louis, daughter of Norman Dale and Floy Lucille (McCoy) Venable.

She grew up in St Louis and attended Roosevelt High School. She moved to Raymondville in 1976. She worked for Nor-Pac and Rawlings Sporting Goods.

She was saved and baptized at Raymondville Baptist Church.

She loved quilting, sewing and camping, but the light and love her life was her great-grandson, Brandon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Sharon Bramlett; and a daughter, Melissa Ennis.

Survivors include her fiancée, Tony Sillyman of the home; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; two brothers, Norman Venable of Waterloo, Ill., and Danny Venable of St Clair; and a sister, Judy Gale of Licking.

The family is hosting a private memorial service. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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