KARNS, Michelle Susan
Age 60, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2013. Michelle was born September 16, 1953 in Seattle, Washington to James Earl McClung and Carma G. (Mahanna) McClung. The family relocated to Peoria, Illinois where she graduated high school in 1971. She received 2 Masters Degrees in Education and Humanities from the University of Washington. Michelle authored several educational and resource books and a fiction novel dedicated to her mother. Her impact as an educational consultant around the US was felt by many people in the education community including children whom she loved deeply. Michelle is survived by her mother Carma McClung of Decatur, Il, her daughter and best friend Katy J. Karns of Sacramento, Ca, her sister Sheila McClung of Decatur, Il, her brother James R. McClung and his children James and Morgan McClung. Preceding her in death was her father James McClung and an older brother. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 15, 10:00 AM, at the Artisan Center, (1901 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA). All are invited to attend.In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the IDreamProject, in care of Real Life Church Sacramento, 1921 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, 95833.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Nov. 17, 2013