Karen Sue Danner, 74, of Chillicothe passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Proctor Hospital, Peoria.
Karen was born on August 21, 1945 in Canton, IL to A.E. "Jack" and T. "Maxine" (Snowden) Walters. She married Allan "Mike" Danner in 1968.
Surviving is her husband, son Adam (Jing) Danner of Chillicothe, grandson Haung Danner of Chillicothe, and her sister Elizabeth "Kay" (Virg) McElfresh of Florida. Also surviving are two nephews, Brian and Darin McElfresh, three great nephews, and one great niece.
Karen graduated from V.I.T. High School in Table Grove, IL before attending Western Illinois University in Macomb where she received a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's of Science in Education.
She taught Jr. High English in Princeville for around 10 years. She student taught at Trewyn and also taught at I.C.C. and Beverly Manor. Later she worked for the Chillicothe Times Bulletin for 22 years and worked as the Chillicothe Township Tax collector. She was active in the local community and beyond, involved with numerous committees, organizations, programs and events.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home from 5-7pm. Karen's online memorial website may be viewed at www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com.
Celebration of Life
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523
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