Crystal K. Carnahan

crystal  carnahan

January 2, 1956 ~ February 4, 2023

Born in: Lincoln, Nebraska
Resided in: Taylorville, Illinois

Crystal K. Carnahan, 67, of Taylorville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at her residence.

Crystal was born January 2, 1956 in Lincoln, NE, the daughter of Gilbert and Adelpha (Reicken) Kahler.  She was a loving and selfless mother and grandmother, who didn’t know a stranger.  Crystal had a wonderful sense of humor, and was always willing to help others in need.  She loved watching westerns every morning but loved nothing more than the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.  Crystal worked for many years at Bill’s Toasty and the Eagles Club in Taylorville.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill and Willis; and sister, Marie.

Crystal is survived by her daughters, Fawn (husband, Tom) Bozarth of Springfield, and Starla (husband, Jesse) Ray of Taylorville; grandchildren, Dylan Bozarth, Dalton (wife, Danielle) Bozarth, Ava Bozarth, Christian (wife, Katie) Ray, Joshua (wife, Alexa) Ray, and Alicia (husband, Jeffrey) Wood; great grandchildren, Hannah, Audrey, Demi, Bryson, Adam, Elsie, and Leo; and siblings, Cheryle McMillen, Carol McMillen, Gail Anderson, and Byron Lockwood.

A private celebration of Crystal’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Taylorville Food Pantry, 1429 E. Main Cross, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Crystal K. Carnahan 's name.

Taylorville Food Pantry

1429 E. Main Cross
Taylorville, IL

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