Karen Lamm

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Karen J. Lamm, nee Kinder, 78, of Belleville, IL, born December 25, 1941, in Granite City, IL, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese, IL.

Karen retired from Weeke Wholesale, and previously worked for 13 years at three of the Canterbury Liquor locations. She was a devoted member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL, where she volunteered at the church thrift store in her retirement. She was an avid bowler and was involved in various leagues throughout the years. She was an animal lover and a seasoned traveler, especially enjoying camping trips.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow W. and Thelma, nee Mansker, Kinder;

Surviving are her daughters, Lori Lee (Rick) Albert of Aviston, IL,
And Cheryl (Randy) McGeehon of Belleville, IL;
two grandchildren, Bill Albert and Kathy (Jason) Motley;
three great grandchildren, Taylor Motley, Dylan Albert, and Macie Albert;
a brother, William Kinder of Caymon Brac, Grand Caymond Islands;
and two nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society, to St. Louis Children’s Hospital or to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Private entombment will be at Valhalla Mausoleum, Belleville, IL.



8 Comments on Karen Lamm

Lori said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2020 at 1:33 AM

Thank you all for beautiful words! She was a very special women, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We loved her beyond words. God bless you all . Love Lori and Chery ❣️

  • Aviston
  • Il
Charles Weik said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Chery & Randy and all family members our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Sorry we are unable to attend the service but we are with all of you in spirit. Charlie & Mabel Weik

  • Belleville
  • Il
Randa Lilley (Kinder) said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2020 at 12:41 AM

Cousin dear one, Growing up you were the one I wanted to be like. Beautiful! We loved Elvis, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and Chevy’s. Friend to my Mother. I will miss you.

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Pat Cok said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Karen was a very good friend. She got me involved in the thrift store at St Matthews and because of her now a member. I will greatly miss coming to visit her and give her communion. Bless both of you girls and your family

  • Freeburg
  • IlShe
Debby Holtzmann said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 12:49 AM

Have missed Karen so much. What a sweetheart. I called her often on the Prayer Chain. She is a wonderful person loved by many. She is enjoying her eternal rest with Jesus.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim Albert said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 11:36 PM

My condolences to you all. Sending hugs from Texas

  • Lockhart
  • Texas
Terris Weber said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM

Karen will truly missed. I enjoyed working with her at St Matthews Thirft shop and no one could make me laugh like Karen could, one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. Rest in the arms of Jesus Karen, your work in earth is down.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Merle Moore said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 7:01 PM

I worked with Karen at the thrift shop at St Matthew. I loved her and considered her a great friend. I will miss her very much. God bless you two girls Karen told me what wonderful daughters you are and she loved you very much. Praying that God will be with you through this difficult time.

  • Swansea
  • IL

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