Katherine Anna Raila, 31, of Carbondale, Illinois, died on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at home.
She was born on August 14, 1989 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois.
She was an adventurous spirit with a kind and caring heart. She was fiercely protective of her family and friends, and had a willingness to always help others.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence W. (Tommy) Thomas, Jr, Lavina S Thomas, and Ruth E. Luke of Carbondale, IL.
She is survived by her parents, Seth A. Raila and Tedi L. Thomas of Carbondale, IL, her brother, Thomas S. Raila of Carbondale, IL, aunts and uncles, Clarence W. (T) Thomas, III & Laura Thomas of Carbondale, IL, Terri & Matt Glasser of Carterville, IL, Loren & Pat Walker of Hilliard, OH, Sandy Martin & Larry Kupper of Chapel Hill, NC, Lori & Joe Pick of Griffith, IN, cousins Sarah Glasser of Carterville, IL, Heather Blevins of Hilliard, OH, Brandon Walker of St. Louis, MO, Jimmy Kuzminski of Highland, Amy Kuzminski of Hobart, IN, and many other beloved family and friends.
Memorial donations in her honor may be made to the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest (https://friends-of-the-shawnee.square.site).