- February 1, 1958 - July 11, 2012
- Peoria, Illinois
of Karen's Passing
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“I am sorry Karen lost her life at a younger age than many more. God Bless her and may she rest in peace. Michelle
1 of 25 | Posted by: Michelle A. Scalera - Sarasota, FL
“All our thoughts, prayers and love are with with you all at this very sad time. Fondly, Ron and Mary Ann
2 of 25 | Posted by: Ron & Mary Ann Shaffer - TN
“Although we were never privileged to meet Karen we felt we knew her. We were friends with her grandparents, Perry & Willa Harris and continue to...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Richard & Hildred Lockaby - AZ
“So sorry for your loss.
4 of 25 | Posted by: Marsha Cotton - ONEIDA, TN
“Dorothy is a flower person! I admire avid motorcycle enthusiasts! We regret that we did not know Karen - but know her family is of heavy heart and...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Dorothy & Frank Tighe - TN
“Love & prayers to Karen's family at this time of tragic loss.
6 of 25 | Posted by: sharon fancher ross - oneida, TN
“I am so sorry of the loss of yet another that one that left us to soon. May God be with all the family and know that he is near. May God bless each...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Kester - Cookeville, TN
“Sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jerry Montgomery
8 of 25 | Posted by: Jerry Montgomery - Champaign, IL
“My heart has been so heavy for the family since learning of Karen's passing. Being in the same class with Karen always made others try harder,...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Lou Ann Smith - Oneida, TN
“Karen will be missed Reed family my heart and prays are with you .
10 of 25 | Posted by: Jennifer Halleen - IL
“Our heart breaks for every tear you shed. This is to let you know our prayers to you we send. May Angels catch every tear that streams from...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Ralph and Nancy Littlefield - IL
“Sorry for your loss.
12 of 25 | Posted by: Wayne and Kim King - Oneida, TN
“Praying that God with touch your hearts with comfort during this time of loss.
13 of 25 | Posted by: Retia Fancher Lyons & Family - TN
“Dave and family, we are so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your sister, Karen. Losing a loved one is never easy, so may the Lord guide and...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Dean Francis - Knoxville, TN
15 of 25 | Posted by: Terrie Cross - Oneida, TN
“Keeping the Tibbals-Reed families in our thoughts and prayers.
16 of 25 | Posted by: Scott, Teresa & Kelli Terry - TN
“So very sorry. Remembering all of you in prayer.
17 of 25 | Posted by: Greg and Denise Roberts and family
“My most sincere condolences.
18 of 25 | Posted by: Charlie Shanks - Cary, IL
“Karen and I went to school at Oneida for many years. She was the valedictorian of our graduating class. There are times in this life that we can not...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Achaiah (Fancher) Hughett - TN
“To the family of Karen Tibbals.
You have suffered a great loss and I know your heart is breaking but Karen is now in a better place. I knew...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Jann Lewis - Oneida, TN - friend
“I will always remember Karen's smile and happy times spent in the Tibbals' home as we all grew up together. She will be forever missed. Our...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Debby (Adkins) Anderson - TN
“We will all miss Karen's cheery smile. I will miss her garden advice as she always seemed to have the answers I needed.
22 of 25 | Posted by: Wilma Castang - Monticello, IL
“I will never forget the Christmas (I believe it was Christmas) Aunt Karen had just gotten a new BMW (her new baby). We arrived at Gma & Gpa Reed's...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Brian Dennis - Melbourne, FL
“I'm so sorry for the loss of Karen, please know you're in my thoughts &prayers.
24 of 25 | Posted by: Cathy Brown - IL
“My prayers and thoughts are with all of you in this time of loss. She will be missed by many people- she was a neat person and a wonderful help to...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Chris Schwer - Beerrien Springs, MI
The Wilton Mortuary
PEORIA – Karen Yvonne Reed, 54, of Peoria, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria. She died doing what she loved on a beautiful day—riding of the back of a motorcycle enjoying nature. She was born February 1, 1958 in Raleigh, North Carolina to Howard Charles and Marjorie Harris Tibbals. She married Stephen A. Reed on June 4, 1983 in Peoria. He survives. Also surviving is one son, Austin M. Reed of Muskegon, Michigan; her mother, Marjorie Kagels of Peoria; her father and stepmother, Howard & Janice Tibbals of Long Boat Key, Florida; three brothers, David (Karen) Tibbals of Winchester, Tennessee, Jeffry (Delora) Tibbals of Onieda, Tennessee and Timothy (Dawn) Tibbals of Wadsworth, Illinois; two sisters, Tracey (Don) Stansberry of Huntsville, Tennessee and Glenda (Chris) Gray of Peachtree Corners, Georgia; three nephews and six nieces. Karen was preceded in death by her grandparents. She graduated from Oneida High School as valedictorian, and went on to graduate from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, class of 1980, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She held positions throughout her professional life in art and graphic design. She was a fantastic artist. For the past several years, Karen had been a sales associate for Sheridan Road Nursery, sharing her knowledge and love of plants and flowers with many. She was an active member of the Tri-County Tropical Fish Society and a volunteer at P.A.W.S. She was a member of Church of Christ Northwest in Peoria. Karen's final humanitarian gesture was organ and tissue donation. She will be missed by her family, friends and neighbors. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012 at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Mossop Cemetery in Huntsville, TN at a later date.
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