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Karen Chance

2/5/1957 - 10/18/2019

PEKIN ~ Karen Sue Chance, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 5:01 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.


She was born February 5, 1957 in Pekin to Charles and Norma (Thomas) Klein. She was preceded in death by her father.


Surviving are her mother, Norma Klein of Pekin; two daughters, Nicole (Cody) Reese and Alicia (Trevor Bannister) Chance , both of Pekin; four grandchildren, Jacob, Jackson, Ella and Amy; one brother, Mike Klein of Pekin and one sister, Barbara (Guy) Mussey of Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Karen had worked at Walmart in Pekin for many years. Prior to that, she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Tosi in Pekin.


An avid NASCAR fan, Karen enjoyed watching crime shows and horror movies. She found great joy spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Karen attended Faith Baptist Church in Pekin.


Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Pastor Timothy Collard will officiate.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.


Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.


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