February 3, 1960 - December 10, 2021
Karen Denise Easton, age 61 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 11:57 AM Friday, December 10, 2021, in the comfort of her home in Mattoon, IL surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service in her honor will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Pastor Kevin Wolfe will officiate. A committal service will immediately follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL. The visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the funeral home. Karen was born on February 3, 1960, in Mattoon, IL to Ralph and Norma (Wirth) Luce. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Rick Easton on November 30, 1979, in Strasburg, IL; he survives and resides in Mattoon, IL. She is also survived by her mother of Windsor, IL; two children, Emily Gross and husband Harold of Mattoon, IL, Nicholas Easton and significant other Joanne Meyers of Indianapolis, IN, two grandchildren, Brooks Gross of Mattoon, IL, Lindley Gross of Mattoon, IL; two brothers, Paul Luce of Windsor, IL, Eric Luce and wife Michele of Carmel, IN; four sisters-in-law, Brenda Herman of Mattoon, IL, Carol-Ann Farr and husband Bob of Warrensburg, IL, Kathy Moore and husband Perry of Windsor, IL, Cheryl Camfield and husband Dennis of Mattoon, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Harold Easton of Mattoon, IL. She was preceded in death by her father, and mother-in-law, Olive Easton. Karen attended The Fields Church in Mattoon, IL. She was employed at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL in TRIO Student Support Services. Scrapbooking, collecting recipes, bike riding, and flower gardening were activities Karen enjoyed. She loved her church and always made time to visit people in nursing homes to lift their spirits. However, her primary focus was her family. Her love and devotion were unquestionable in all she did. Being a mom and grandma warmed her heart and brought her great joy. She had a special bond with her grandchildren who adoringly referred to her as MeMe. As a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Karen’s memory and the joy and laughter she brought will be forever celebrated and cherished in the hearts of her loved ones. A memorial donation in her honor may be made to Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln, 1004 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
Karen Denise Easton, age 61 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 11:57 AM Friday, December 10, 2021, in the comfort of her home in Mattoon, IL surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service in her honor will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December... View Obituary & Service Information
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