Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas A. and Mattie M., nee Gale, Buchanan; two nephews, Jeff Hodge and Christopher Deadmond; and a brother-in-law, Jim Stroud.
Surviving are her five children, Monica (Adrian) Ryan of Belleville, IL,
James (Amber) Parker of Belleville, IL,
Thomas (Kelly) Parker of Belleville, IL,
Sarah Parker of O’Fallon, IL,
and Stephanie (Matt) Slovinski of Maryville, IL;
15 grandchildren, Garrett Rainbolt, Kayden, Ambria , Justine,
Emma, Tom Tom Jr.,
David, Kayla, Mike,
Kyann, and Savannah;
two brothers, Thomas Buchanan and Steve Buchanan;
three sisters, Sue Stroud, Nancy Hodge, and Norma Deadmond;
her very dear friends, Skip Anderson
and Stacey Hoolihan, who was like a daughter to Karen;
and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks are extended to Amedisys Home Health Care and to Heartland Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Coleman officiating.
My sweet baby sister I love you more than anything, you will always be my little sister. I will miss you terribly but knowing that your not in any more pain will only help me get over this tragic loss. You will always be a part of me that lives on in me and the influence you have on every bodies lives. You are no longer suffering and have no more fear. Fly high my baby sister for you are truly an angel.
Norma Jeannie Deadmond, O Fallon, ILLINOIS, 62269
My dear old friend Karen. My heart breaks that you are gone. May you no longer be in pain and be with your loved ones in heaven. Till we meet again. RIP
Cindy Files, Belleville, Il,
I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and to all of her family and friends as they deal with their loss.
Shannon Hoolihan , Belleville, IL, 62226
My heart is so sad that you are gone, I will miss calling you everyday and you calling me but I’m so glad you are not in pain now. You were a very best big sister anybody would of loved to had. You will always be in my heart and remembered everyday of my life.
Steve Buchanan, O Fallon, Illinois, 62269