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Karen Glover

PRINCETON — Karen Joy Glover, 56, of Peoria, formerly of Princeton, passed away at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born June 1, 1957, in Waynesburg, Pa., the daughter of Kenneth and Anna Jane (Morris) Beatty Sr. She married Kevin Glover on July 21, 1979, in Westland, Mich. He survives, as do her parents of Westland, Mich.; a daughter, Korie (Brandon) Gibbs of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Kenton (Jessica) Glover of Davenport, Iowa; a grandson and the joy of her life, Brayden Kage Glover; two brothers, R. Scott Beatty of Westland, Mich., and Kenneth W. (Ann) Beatty Jr. of Newport News, Va.; her sister, Darla Beatty of Saline, Mich.; her special friend, Ken Knight of Peoria; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Karen graduated from John Glenn High School in Westland, Mich., in 1975 and from Olivet Nazarene University in 1979 with her bachelor's degree. She has worked as a social worker since college and had a great interest in helping senior citizens. She most recently was employed with Humana Insurance and was the former director of the Bureau County Senior Citizens Center. She had attended the Princeton Wesleyan Church, the Church of the Nazarene in Princeton and the Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton where she had been involved in various church activities and roles. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano, shopping, attending her children’s events and spending time with her grandson.

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton with the Rev. Richard Barringer officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Livonia, Mich. There will also be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the First Church of the Nazarene located at 21260 Haggarty Roard in Northville, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Bureau County Senior Citizens Center.

The Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is assisting the family with the arrangements.

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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