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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 www.frankandbright.com.
You will be missed by many! Your love for everyone will not be forgotten
Prayers for all family and I friends.We had the privlage to be a part of Karen & Steve's lives.❤
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
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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 😇
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the friends and family.
Nick, Vera and other family members: We are sorry for your loss. Please know y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Karen❣️
So sorry for your loss!
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
Karen you will missed. hugs to you and steve in heaven
Karen you will missed by all of us. you was wonderful woman
The world will miss your smile but it will shine in heaven as you fly with the angels. You will be missed,Karen.
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
Karen had a heart of gold and was an angel on earth to all she met.
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.
We will miss you an all the wonderful things you done for us
So Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Karen.
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 !
Sorry to hear about Karen. We need more people like her.
Im so sorry. She will be missed....prayers for the family
you will be missed and keep michael in prayers see you one day karen
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.