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Karen Davis

PRINCETON — Memorial services to celebrate the life of Karen Lynn Davis, 66, a resident of Eldridge, Iowa, formerly of Eldorado, Ill., will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place at Mount Oval Cemetery in White County, Ill., at a later date. Karen died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, peacefully in her sleep.

Karen Lynn Davis was born on Nov. 7, 1946, in Eldorado, Ill., a daughter of Leon James and Dortha Aileen (Hancock) Davis. During her childhood she lived in Princeton and attended Princeton High School (class of 1963). Karen worked in law enforcement for the East Peoria Police Department in East Peoria and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department in Bloomington, Ind., and corporate collections for Illinois Auto Electric Group in Elmhurst as well as Texas Instruments, ITT and a host of other job opportunities around the country to help raise a family and further her career.

Karen enjoyed painting, gardening, listening to a variety of music, cooking and baking, antiquing, shopping, playing her pianos and especially looking for a good deal at garage sales. She enjoyed Christmas time and decorating her home for the holidays. Most of all, she enjoyed her family and friends, and being around her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Tracey Ring of Davenport, Iowa, and Timothy (Amy) Simpson of Eldridge, Iowa; her grandchildren, Sara Meneses and IrieAnna Simpson; her great-grandchildren, Gage, Damien, Brasil and Lluvia; a brother, Sam Davis of Davenport, Iowa; her nieces, Elizabeth Davis and Laura (Alex) Pena;a great-niece, Zoey; and a great-nephew, Isaiah.

She was preceded in death by infant twins, Timmy and Tammy Simpson; and her parents.

Memorials may be made to to Freedom House.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Karen's obituary at www.norbergfh.com.

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