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CANTON - Karen Lee Stephenson, 59, of Canton passed away at 9:33 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.

She was born on June 12, 1954, in Lincoln, Ill., to Frank and Marya (Shay) Hinman. Her father preceded her in death. She married Robert "Bob" Stephenson in Lincoln on Sept. 19, 1981. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Marya Hinman of Lincoln; two children, Jonathan Stephenson of Peoria and Rachael Stephenson of St. David; and her sister, Sharen (Mike) Gleason of Lincoln.

Karen was a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and was a passionate teacher for the Illinois Department of Corrections for 25 years.

She was a very active member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 120 N. Ave. A, Canton.

Memorials may be made to the rug ladies of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com to view Karen's tribute video or post condolences.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 9, 2014
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