Karen S. Row
Karen Sue (Schmitt) Row, age 63, of Troy, IL., died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.
She was born February 18, 1945, in Highland, IL., the daughter of Louis and Doris Katherine Margaret(Gaertner) Schmitt.
On June 15, 1963, she married Charles W. Row , who survives.
Mrs. Row was born at Highland, grew up in Troy where she graduated Triad High School in 1963. She married and lived in Troy. For 10 years she was a Dietary Manager at Edwardsville Center East, she retied in 1990. She enjoyed traveling with her Aunt Gladys; Cardinal Spring Training every year, Hawaii, Branson, South America, riding Gold Wing with her husband, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ - Troy, IL.
She was also a member of Women's Guild of Friedens UCC; Hitz Home Aux Board; Volunteered with Ministries Unlimited of Troy, IL; Sang in Church Choir; Played in the church Handbell Choir.
Survivors include Husband-Charles W. Row of Troy, Ill., Daughter-Julie K. (Wayne) Loehring of Saint Louis, Mo., Daughter-Kathi L. (Kenneth) Harris of Salem, Mo., Daughter-Wendy S. Row of Troy, Ill., Daughter-Sheila R. (Randy) Waggoner of Livingston, Ill., Son-Clifford "Chip" L. (Erin) Row of Collinsville, Ill., Grandchild-Jason D. (Jennifer) Barker, Grandchild-George R. Barker III, Grandchild-Tim (Heather N.) Farr, Grandchild-Dylan S. Harris, Grandchild-Cody D. Harris, Grandchild-Larry A. Ellis, III, Grandchild-Senior Airman Christopher C. Ellis, USAF, Grandchild-Kayla M. Haller, Grandchild-Brady T. Waggoner, Grandchild-Jadyn N. Row, Grandchild-Ian C. Row, Gr Grandchild-Katie L. Barker, Gr Grandchild-Kaden Barker, Brother-Gerald "Butch" Schmitt of Highland, Ill., Brother-Richard (Laverne) Schmitt of Staunton, Ill., Brother-Robert (Betty) Schmitt of Troy, Ill.
She was preceeded in death by Father-Louis --- Schmitt, die d6/30/1997, Mother-Doris Kathleen Margaret Schmitt, nee Gaertner, died 5/11/1992
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Ill.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Friedens United Church of Christ in Troy, IL,.
Memorial funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Friedens United Church of Christ in Troy, IL., with Rev. Scott Hawker, Pastor of Friedens United Church of Christ Troy, Illinois officiating.
Interment will be at Friedens UCC Cemetery in Troy, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hitz Memorial Home or
Friedens United Church of Christ.