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HELEN KARAM(1942-2012)

BIG ROCK – Helen Karam, 69, of Big Rock, Ill., passed from this life to eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva.
Helen's role in the life of her family hasn't been erased, only changed in an instant. She now shares with St. Peter her "brag book," filled with pictures of her grandchildren and bursting with a grandma's pride. Her spirit is now closer to them than ever, wrapped around their hearts forever.
She is survived by three children and their families – John (Tracey) Karam of Reno, Nev., and their children: Spencer and Emma, – Carmen (Rick) Carls of Hinckley, and their children: Mack and Courtney – and Tony (Shannon) Karam of South Elgin, and their children: Hayden, Calen and Camden; one brother, David Abram of Elburn; many nieces and nephews and their families; and several special cousins, Nancy (Pete) Caris of Western Springs, Anne (Bruce) Brownawell of Long Island, N.Y., Mary McElroy of California and Richard (Nancy) Schiller of LaGrange.
She was preceded in death by parents; and her husband.
Friends are invited to share memories with the family at visitation hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. Following cremation, private family committal services will be held.
As special family request, in lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Helen's name to benefit her favorite charities. Memorials checks can be made to the Helen Karam Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories also can be forwarded to the family at the same address or through her obituary at www.ConleyCare.com. For information, call 630-365-6414 or 800-8-CONLEY.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Oct. 11, 2012
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