Karen Margaret Aker (78)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: June 16, 1943
Death: July 30, 2021

Karen Margaret Aker of Grayville, Illinois, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 30, 2021. She was born on June 16,1943, in Gulfport, MS, to Wesley and Lola Aker, who both predeceased her. She was 78 years of age.

Karen graduated from Grayville High School in 1961, and went to work at Wabash Valley Service Company in Grayville soon after. She was a dedicated employee there for 36 years. She retired from Wabash Valley in 1998, but didn’t slow down. She was a tireless worker for the Grayville Senior Citizens, serving as president for many years, and helping in numerous ways at Grayville First Christian Church, where she was a longtime member and past Sunday school teacher.

Karen is survived by her sister, Nancy Green of Port Charlotte, FL, and her brother Kevin Aker (Diane) of Newburgh, IN; nieces and nephews, Amanda Malatlian, Jeremy Green, Krystal Whitsell, Kody Conrad, and Brian Aker; and 10 great nieces and nephews. Karen is also survived by her dear friends and neighbors, Norma Grimes, and Diana, Reece, and Abby Compton.

She had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. Karen will be sorely missed, but her entrance into Heaven is celebrated greatly!

The family would like to thank the staff of Newburgh Healthcare and Heart to Heart Hospice for their exceptional and loving care in Karen’s last days.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, Illinois. Funeral is at 10 am, Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Grayville First Christian Church or Grayville Senior Citizens and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 5-7 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Wedesday, August 4, 2021 - 10 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Grayville Senior Citizens Center or Grayville First Christian Church, both c/o Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, IL 62821

6 thoughts on “Karen Margaret Aker”

  1. While I have never met Karen, I know her brother Kevin and his wife Diane and Karen’s Aunt Aleta very well. They always spoke lovingly about Karen and no doubt there is a special place in Heaven for Karen. Bless the entire family.

  2. She was a sweet lady,fun to work with and her smile was delightful,after we had shared what we thought would save the world . Going to miss you.,one in a million,no more pain and a joyous time for you 💔.

  3. Sincerest condolences on the loss of Karen. She must have been an amazing lady. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but it seems she strived to be the very best person possible. God Bless her and her family in this time of grief.

  4. Karen was a dedicated employee, always kind and helpful, and most of all, just a great person. Our deepest sympathies to Karen’s family members, Jan and Herb Sutter

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