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“miss u wonderful friend thanks 4 tha good times ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: jackie moore - ofallon, IL

“michele and chris, your mom and i worked together at bel-air bowl way back when you kids still needed babysitters. we would go out and have a good...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: ruth grimming (kelly) - smithton, IL

“Michelle & Family, Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Connie & Zach Collins - wichita, KS

“Love you Granny, You will be deeply missed.... ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jamil Al-Aseeri - IL

“Michelle, Joseph, Miguel & Family: We share with you the loss of your Karen from this world. The Lord was mercyfull with her and she is with Him. May...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Miguel S. Descartes - Ponce, PR

“Michelle & family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May you be comforted in your memories and knowing that she's in a better...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sheri Green - Arkansas City, KS

“I am very sorry for your loss Michelle and Family.Karen will be really missed I am sure and I will most remember her smile.She always smiled.We all...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Mckinney - Arkansas City, KS

“Your mom will be greatly missed, she was always there to help anyone who needed her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Vicki Wisnasky - New Baden, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Larry & Chris Armstrong - KS


Karen Marie Brewer, 64, of Arkansas City, Kansas former longtime resident of Belleville, Illinois, died Saturday, January 30, 2010, at her daughter's residence in Arkansas City. Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2010, at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 618 Dutch Hollow Road, Belleville, Illinois ~ 62223. Pastor Jack Kurrelmeyer will officiate. Cremation has been effected. Karen was born January 17, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Paul Oral and Alfaretta Julia (York) Ellis. She was reared and educated in St. Louis. Karen worked 29 years at Scott Air Force Base outside Belleville at the NCO Club and was a work leader for Scott Lodging retiring in May of 2009. Karen served on the executive board of directors as secretary, grievance committee, and union steward for the National Association of Government Employees Local R7-23. Karen, who was raised in an orphanage after the death of her parents, was known to take in and help children who were in need of a friend. Karen loved time with family and friends and was there when they needed her. She enjoyed reading, visiting casinos, and loved animals especially cats. Survivors include a daughter Michelle and her husband Miguel Descartes of Arkansas City; a son Christopher Davis of Belleville, adopted son Bruce Weaver of Chicago; a sister Patricia Lederle of Missouri; a dear friend/sister Sheila Meyer of Belleville; a brother Richard Ellis; and two grandchildren Jamil Al-Aseeri of Belleville, and Joseph Descartes of Arkansas City. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Iris McGinnity. A memorial has been established with Hospice Care of Kansas or a charity of the giver's choice. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are being made through the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City. Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com

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