Katherine Margaret Ransom, 67, of Van Buren died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Fort Smith. She was born Sept. 21, 1946, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was a Catholic and a former employee of Motel 6.

Cremation was under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Sheppard of Alma; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.