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Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home

2408 West Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL

OBITUARY

Karen Louise Fauber

October 14, 1950January 28, 2020

Karen Louise Fauber, 69, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

She was born October 14, 1950 to Elmer Perry and Edith Mae (Schertz) Fauber in Peoria, Illinois. She is survived by siblings Ronald E. Fauber, East Peoria, Carol S. Hornickle (Nicholas) of Peoria and Richard A. Fauber (Marsha) of Bartonville, niece Andrea N. Hornickle (Julie Swinehart) of LaGrange,IL, nephew Benjamin P. (Laura) Fauber of Austin, Texas, great nephews Brandon and Benjamin Hornickle and Beau and August Fauber, great niece Emma Hornickle, aunts Wilma Brentz and Alta Gehrke, uncle Raymond (Eleanor) Fauber, aunt Hazel Dyar, many cousins and special friend Linda “Gibby” Giberson.

Preceding her in death were sister Barbara J. Fauber, parents Elmer and Edith Fauber Rentsch, grandparents Joseph and Pearl Schertz and Orville and Anna Fauber.

Karen attended Ten Mile, Paul Bolin and East Peoria Community High Schools where she was active in choir with a lovely singing voice.

Karen worked in reservations at Ozark Air Lines from 1968 to 1986 and then moved to St. Louis to work for TWA until 2001 and then American Air Lines until 2003. She also worked for Charter Cable and as an Administrative Assistant at the Village of Bel Nor, both in St. Louis. To support her interest in jewelry, she worked at Moore’s Jewelers for a time.

Karen loved to travel, especially to South Africa, Hong Kong, Fiji, Australia, Europe and to Hawaii seven times.

She was a great lover of cats with Misty, Hummer and Nemo being most special.

We wish to thank the staff at Manor Court, OSF’s Gynecological/Oncology Team and Dr. Patti Deters and her team at Richard Owens Hospice Home for their compassionate care during Karen’s final challenges. A special thank you to “Gibby” for her decades of friendship and support, especially during these past few years.

Per Karen’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 401 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL 61603 or Pets for Seniors, P.O. Box 54 Edwards, IL 61528.

Online condolences to Karen’s family may be made at www.woolsey-wilton.com

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Dottie Ternig

February 2, 2020

To my dear sweet family -
My late husband Joe (Karen's cousin) and I, with our kids, have so many great memories with Karen at family get together's as she was always so sweet to all of us.
May Karen rest in peace. We will all miss her so much.
-dottie and kids (Ternig)

Jill Gard

January 31, 2020

To Ron, Carol, and Rich,
I am so sorry for your loss! I have such fond memories, while working together at OZ, and with her in the family. What I remember most is Karen's contagious laugh and her love of travel. May you find comfort and peace in the memories you shared and praying for your broken hearts.
Hugs and love,
Jill

Janet. And Todd Prose

January 30, 2020

We have fond memories of Karen when she would be visiting her Mom (Edith, our dear neighbor). We loved hearing about the adventures Karen had over the years. She was always very thoughtful and a kind friend, asking how our family was doing. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. She truly will be missed! Janet and Todd Prose and Family

Marilyn Bessler Shepard

January 29, 2020

My love and prayers to Butch, Dick and Carol. I know these last few years have had to been very difficult for her and for you all too. I remember the tomato fields and my mom encouraging Karen to come in from the heat “to cool off” that lasted all afternoon most times! I loved growing up with Karen. She was more like a sister than a friend. Thank you for supporting her.

Claire Wolf

January 29, 2020

May loving memories bring you peace during this difficult time. I worked with Karen at Ozark .

Rayeann Meeker (Poplette)

January 29, 2020

Will always remember our table at lunch singing “no salt salts like Morton salt salts” in unison. And the “suffragettes” at the homecoming talent show. So sorry we couldn’t get together before this happened.

Janice Fauber Marmon

January 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about Karen’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ron, Carol and Dick. Larry let me know of her passing.

Bryna Warren

January 29, 2020

Carol, I was so saddened to hear about Karen. Do remember our 30 yrs at OZ and TWA, the good times and the sad. Certainly hope the loving memories you shared will help you through these trying times.
Heartfelt condolences,
Bryna