Karen Scobbie

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Karen Ruth Scobbie, (nee Hill), 57, of St. Jacob, IL, born October 30, 1962, in Boston, MA, died Sunday, July 19, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL. Karen was a devoted wife, loving mother, and proud grandmother.

Karen and Richard were married in Belleville, IL in 1984 and welcomed Benjamin in 1987. Karen and Richard owned and restored various antique boats and enjoyed being on the water and attending boat shows. Karen also had a love for dogs that was evident throughout the years by the many beloved pets that came through the door. She could often be found crocheting in her free time and graciously donated many of her final products. Karen was overjoyed to become “Grammy” to her only grandchild, Gunner, in 2015 and never missed an opportunity to spend time with him and make precious memories.

Karen will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Ann Hill (nee Newell).

She is survived by her husband, Richard Scobbie;
a son, Benjamin (Jamie) Scobbie of Collinsville, IL;
a grandson, Gunner Scobbie of Collinsville, IL;
her father, Alan (Laura) Hill of Gulfport, MS;
two sisters, Cheryl Farmer of Belleville, IL, and Beth Travis of Norfolk, VA;
a brother, Chuck (Jane) Kontsas of Festus, MO;
and cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to Polycthemia Vera (PCV)/Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate.

Visitation:  Friends and family may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.



8 Comments on Karen Scobbie

Peggi Peaslee said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2020 at 7:31 PM

Sending you all love and prayers. We made many memories as children that will live in our hearts forever. Cherish all the memories, experiences and the journey through life that was shared with many. God has bigger plans for Karen and we can all appreciate knowing that in heaven, she will watch over us all. Celebrate the life she lived and know we are all here for you at any time.

  • Phoenix
  • AZ
cindy voegtli said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2020 at 6:13 PM

Richard - I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was such a sweet lady. I didn't get to see her often, but when I did I always wanted to make sure to visit with her. She was so interesting and I'm sure she will be missed by all of her family and friends.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Maxine Edwards said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2020 at 11:57 AM

Rich I’m so sorry to hear about Karen. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so thankful that you and Karen stopped by the house that day. I always enjoyed talking to Karen.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Linda and Jim said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Rich and Ben and dusters and brother our love and sympathies are with you all. She was a sweetheart always! Pleasant and we remember with fondness the visits to us here with Rich! Blessings and love to you all at this sad time. Rejoice in her goodness and her life. Xo Linda and Jim

  • Stoughton
  • Ma
Al Swank said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM

I remember the funny things we did as kids when visiting you all in RI especially driving Auntie Ruthie and my mom nuts playing with the phone. Cousin Karen you will be missed. My deepest sympathy to you all and in death there is life. All my love Alby

  • Easton
  • MA
Patricia Der said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 1:52 PM

My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all. I have a lot of loving memories of spending summers with all of you while we were growing up. Love to you all.

  • Carver
  • Ma
Catherine Petty said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 11:39 AM

To my cousins and extended family members, I am so sorry. Karen was such a sweet person with whom I connected again after visiting with her mother, my Aunt (Ruth) in 1990. I reconnected with Karen when she and Ben were breeding and showing dogs. I have so many memories of Cheryl, Karen, Beth and Chuck when I was a kid. I will continue to hold onto those memories! God be with you all during this difficult time. Love to you all! Cathy

  • Anchorage
  • Alaska
Laura Koch said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2020 at 10:58 AM

My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

  • IL

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