Karen was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, gardening, music, and loved animals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelton C. Etter; her nephew, Matthew Schneider; a cousin, William Klohr; and her mother-in-law, Jenny Etter.
Surviving are her son, John Reiling;
her parents, Dale and Carol, nee Burdick, Klohr;
a sister, Kelly (Larry) Schneider;
an aunt, Patricia Falkenrath;
three uncles, David (Judy) Klohr, William Burdick, and Thomas (Sharon) Burdick;
cousins, Anne McKay, Elizabeth Falkenrath, Thomas Falkenrath,
John Falkenrath, Joseph Burdick, Christopher Burdick and Bob Klohr;
and dear brothers-in-law.
Memorials may be made to the Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020, George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
No services will be held.