Karla was an active member of and past-president of the Freeburg Chamber of Commerce and formerly served on the Freeburg Zoning Board. She was an active fund raiser for many local charities.
She was preceded in death by her father, Karl E. Thies; and her mother, Clarice H., nee Warden, Callahan; and a nephew, Bryan S. McBride.
Surviving are one sister, Cheryl (Mike) Schanuel of New Athens;
her step-father, Leonard Warden of New Athens, IL;
one great-niece, Bryanne McBride of New Athens;
one step-niece, Nicole Schanuel (fiancé Jeff) of Smithton, IL;
dear friend, Joe Kennedy of Freeburg, IL;
and close friends, Kevin Schaffner, of Freeburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date.
My sympathy to the family. I remember you as a little girl. So sorry
Kathryne Hill, Ofallon , illinois, 62269
Karla’s kindness and loyalty was consistent in her words and deeds. A dear friend with a strong work ethic and sense of civic duty. She was honest and caring and will be missed by many. Heartfelt condolences to her much loved sister, Cheryl and long time friend Kevin S.
Cindy Shanks, Smithton, IL, 62285
Joe, Kevin and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Pam Olson, Freeburg, Illinois,