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Karen Eckelberry

Feb 29th, 1952 - Oct 28th, 2019

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home

Interment: Bunker Cemetery, Rinard


   Karen M. Eckelberry, age 67, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday afternoon, October 28, 2019, at OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana.

   She was born February 29, 1952, in Tuscola, Illinois, the daughter of Phillip Daniel and Moine Romelle (Williams) McCollom.  She was united in marriage to Clifford Ray Eckelberry on February 25, 1983, in Flora, Illinois and they shared 30 wedding anniversaries until his death December 6, 2013.

   She will be remembered as a family-oriented stay at home mom, a good conversationalist and listener, and someone who truly cared for other people.  Karen had been a member of the Flora Eagles and volunteered with their activities.  She had worked at Grandma’s Kitchen in the past.  Reading and working on word puzzles was something she enjoyed.

   Karen is survived by 3 daughters: Stacy (Jason) Edmison of Urbana, Laurie (Ken) Michael of Spring Hill, FL, and Julie (Justin) Applegate of Flora; 2 stepchildren: Gene (Barb) Eckelberry of Iuka and Annie (Herbie) Lewis of Salem; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother: John (Amy) McCollom of Villa Grove; a sister: Connie (Dennis) Mitsdarfer of Villa Grove; and 14 nieces and nephews also survive.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Clifford Eckelberry; son: Don Kirkman Jr.; and a sister: Cathy McCollom.

   A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Bunker Cemetery.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry and will be accepted through the funeral home.  


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Brandon Partin

October 29th

Sorry for y’alls loss, she was always a sweet lady. She will be truely missed.

Tammy Akes

October 29th

Was shocked to hear this. Peace at last, n back with Uncle Clifford Luv u all.

Angela Ellsworth

October 31st

Sorry for your loss. May your heart heal and the perfect happy memories remain.

Sherry Williams Thomas

November 2nd

There are no words that I can say to take the pain away. RIP Karen (Momma) Julie my friend I'm praying for comfort for you and your family in this very Hard Moment. Love you. Sherry

Francis Eckelberry

November 2nd

So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I didn't know her well, but she seemed like a very caring person. Your all in my prayers.



Brenda Rinehart
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
lucy eckelberry and will landreth
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Rhesa Eckelberry
Bill and Robin Atwood
Brandon Partin
Mike & Deb McKinney
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Jacquie Young Cooper
Tammy Akes
Joseph & Michelle Fancher
Destiny Gonzalez
Mary Reynolds
Larry and Sue Kramer
Tyra Shilling
Betsy Eckelberry
Brenton Jamison, Angela Ellsworth
Paula Jones Rahn
Dale Eckelberry
Kay Oldham
Joanne Rogers


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

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