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Karen deWeese

Sep 3rd, 1953 - Jul 25th, 2017

There will be no services.


     Karen deWeese, age 63, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017, at her home.

     Karen was born September 3, 1953, in Iowa, the daughter of Rudolph and Margaret (Phelps) Blackstock.  She married Stephen Christopher deWeese on September 3, 1971.  Steve preceded her in death on October 18, 2002.

     Karen was a caregiver for others throughout her life, and was a kind, compassionate person.  The walls of her home revealed the sentiment she felt for family and friends, as she decorated with many dozens of photos of the people she loved and cared about.  She enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with friends.

     She is survived by her longtime friend: Michael D. Johnson of Flora; 3 sisters: Sharon Myers, Pauline Strait, and Paula Blackstock; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and her good friends.   She was preceded in death by a sister: Peggy Trevey; 2 brothers: Rudolph and Richard Blackstock; and a nephew: Jeffrey Blackstock, Jr.

     Although no services will be held, you are invited to honor Karen’s memory with a friendly word and a smile for someone you see today, because that’s the simple kindness that reflects her spirit.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home, where you are invited to share a memory or condolence by visiting


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Donna Mason

July 28th

You will be missed by many! Your love for everyone will not be forgotten

Shannon (Wathan)&Randy Dulaney

July 28th

Prayers for all family and I friends.We had the privlage to be a part of Karen & Steve's lives.❤

Brenda Woolever

July 28th

Karen I'm going to miss you so much.I know you are with Steve now.Rest in peace my long time friend.Love you

Christy Rutland Robinson

July 28th

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Karen. She was a wonderful person and left a lasting impression on every one who knew her. She strived to bring caring and joy to her patients and co-workers. I will miss her funny sense of humor.

Glenda Cooper

July 28th

I will miss seeing your beautiful smile and the great memories we shared of when you and Steve and my Mother worked together. I know you are at peace now and back with the love of your life. Enjoy my dear friend until we meet again.

Bonnie Thatcher

July 28th

Karen was a wonder person who cared for many with kindness and compassion. She always had a smile and laughed easily. She will be missed.

Linda Mix

July 28th

Karen was one of the most loving, caring people that I have ever met. She went above and beyond the ordinary to care for and show her love to the residents in her care at the Pavilion while my mother was residing there. As one person put it, Heaven gained an angel this week. Rest in peace, sweet lady.....

Meg Hayes

July 28th

I'm going to miss you! You'll always be with me as long as continue making no bake cookies and hard candy! You were my favorite Auntie. I'm so glad you were able to see Amelia as much as you did 😇

Sue Hampsten

July 28th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the friends and family.

Bud and Linda Martin

July 28th

Nick, Vera and other family members: We are sorry for your loss. Please know y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Karen❣️

Terry Igert

July 28th

So sorry for your loss!

Steve and Betty Stanford

July 28th

So sorry of this loss. She was such a caring and loving lady and will be missed. May your days in heaven be filled with an overflowing cup that never runs dry

bridget bright karrick pat and eber bright

July 28th

Karen you will missed. hugs to you and steve in heaven

bridget bright karrick

July 28th

Karen you will missed by all of us. you was wonderful woman

Vernon and Shelly Burkett

July 28th

The world will miss your smile but it will shine in heaven as you fly with the angels. You will be missed,Karen.

Lesa Tayloe

July 28th

Karen I am going to miss our talks Our laughs and jokes we shared. I'll never forget the love you had for the M&M guys the red one still my favorite lol rest in peace my friend

Janice Cook

July 28th

Karen had a heart of gold and was an angel on earth to all she met.

Pam Nichols

July 28th

You are going to be missed here on earth but I was glad that I got to work with you.Lots of laughs.R.I.P.

Sherrie Siegler

July 28th

We will miss you an all the wonderful things you done for us

Meryl Woods Jr

July 29th

So Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Karen.

Mary Wathan

July 29th

Bestie , I am going to miss you ! You were always their for me no matter what was going on ... I am going to miss those long talks and texts we had , but I will remember all the hours and good times & laughs we had working at The Flora Nursing center , especially your great big heart and smile ... God truly gained a Beautiful Angel ! I will still celebrate our Birthdays on 9/1 & 9/3 with Tweet & the M&M's gang ! Will always have the 2 m&m dispensers you left me on top of my refriverator ! Love you , Karen !

Joan Slicenmyer

July 29th

Sorry to hear about Karen. We need more people like her.

Jim and martha Dulaney

July 31st

Im so sorry. She will be missed....prayers for the family


July 31st

you will be missed and keep michael in prayers see you one day karen

Dorothy Uebinger

August 1st

Karen was the most caring person I have ever known. There was never a concern about "care" when she was on duty. Rest in peace Karen.

Jane Jones Smith

August 24th

Best friend you'll be missed. You're with your family now and I'll see you again. Tell everyone we know in Heaven hello. We had some wonderful times. You were one of God's favorite angles.

Diana Myers Strutton

August 30th

Wow my friend it's hard to hear of your passing. You will truly be missed by so many. I'm so glad I was blessed to get to know you and call you my friend. We had alot of great times working together. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to know you and Steve are back together and very happy as you was here on this Earth. God Bless You My Friend.



Brenda Woolever
Randy & Shannon Dulaney
Peggy Nichols
Ron & Nancy McGee
Debbie (King) Casell
Ryan & Jessica Muskopf
Chris Butler
Steve and Misty ( Wiegel ) Wheeler
Peggy Lowry Gibson
Becky Stocke
Jill and Jim Fehrenbacher
lucy eckelberry & will landreth
Frances Grimes
Donna Wood
Ann Costello
Dina May
Mary Wathan
Elaine Dulaney
Danny&Brenda Bradham
Shawn Dulaney
Diana Pemberton
Brenda Rinehart
Tony and Janice Randall
Norman Phillips
Jerry W. Miller
Jim McGehee
Ilene Jackson and Tanya Laughlin
Susan Allison
Bud and Linda Martin
lois and carl workman
Jill Lewis
Rose Anderson
Shirley johnson and family
bridget bright karrick pat and eber bright
Joanne Rogers
Mary Anne Pittman
Tina Stanley
Lesa Taylor
Leeann Washburn Phillips
Tom and Button Pemberton
Janice Cook
Steve and Ruby Barnes
Marvin and Rosemary Wortham Thompson
David-Merlene Eastin
Nita Smith
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Pam Nichols
Maria and Bob Hahn
Margaret Liggett
Kim Payne
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Gina Lowe
Don & Betty Fornear
Jackie Hess Evans
Ron & Mary Anne Ayers
Jane O'Dell
Yvette Neri
Teresa Schoibee
Jon & Chrissy Taylor
Sondra Dulaney
Shirley Hays
Meryl Woods Jr
Vonnie Sebring
Diana & Greg Rutland
Robert Hahn
The Residents & Staff at Flora Gardens Care Center
Tammy SchwaningerBoose
Pam Nichols
Jami Gibbons
Garold Hosselton
Dr. Tom & Billie (Wood) Benson
Debbie Johnson


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