Karen K. Lewis, age 75, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born November 14, 1943 in Kankakee, the daughter of Vernon & Edna Hilgert Kirchner. She married Leo L. Lewis Jr. on September 20, 1986 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kankakee. Karen retired from Armour Pharmaceuticals after 30 years of service. She had a beauty shop for several years in Herscher and was also was a hairdresser from her home. Karen was a member of the garden club for many years. She was a member of the prayer Shawl group at St. Mark United Methodist Church. She was Prairieview Lutheran co-chairman of their Fall festival. Karen was active at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, and traveling. She loved her cats. Surviving are her husband, Leo Lewis Jr. of Watseka; one son, Mike & Mindy Lamb of Kankakee; one daughter, Sue Lamb of Bourbonnais; one step-son, Matthew & Donna Lewis of Manteno; one step-daughter, Julie & Brian Jackson of Peotone; and six grandchildren, Jacob & Vicki Lamb, Kyle Lamb, Christopher Lewis, Jennifer Lewis, Hunter Jackson, and Tyler Jackson. Karen was expecting her first great-grandson in April. She is preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. Rev. Alex McNalley will officiate the service. Cremation Rites will be accorded following the funeral service. Procession leaves from Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 for a 10:30 a.m. inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. To send a memorial gift to the family of Karen K. Lewis please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Karen K Lewis November 14 1943 January 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Kankakee, state: Illinois