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KAREN A. JACKSON(1944 - 2013)

SYCAMORE – Karen A. Jackson, 68, of Sycamore, Ill., died suddenly on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at her home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Quincy, the daughter of Floyd and Margaret (Moore) Taylor.

Karen worked as a bookkeeper for various companies throughout her career. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. She enjoyed going to her grandchildren's sporting events and dance recitals. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many dear friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Nanci (Joe) Alaniz; four grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Rebekah and Mariah Alaniz all of Sycamore; two brothers, Pat (Susie) Taylor and Jim (Anita) Taylor both of California; six nieces and nephews, Jessica Taylor, Melissa Erskine, Megan Bryant, Melody Taylor, James Smither and Ed Smither; and her extended family whom she cherished.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jeri Purdy; and one sister, Janet Smither.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman Street, Sycamore, with the Rev. Paul Lipinski officiating. A luncheon and time for fellowship and greeting the family will be held after the service at the St. Mary Parish Activity Center.

Memorials for Karen Jackson can be made to the charity or organization that touches your heart.

For information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. Arrangements were completed by the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Apr. 6, 2013
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