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Charlotte L. Karr

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Charlotte L. Karr, 87, went to heaven to join her beloved soulmate and husband, Floyd “Johnny” Karr, at 5:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014. John and Charlotte were married for 60 years.

Charlotte was born Dec. 20, 1926, at Amboy Hospital, to Warner and Catherine (Kesselring) Schier. She graduated from Franklin Grove High School, and attended Poythress Secretarial School. She worked as a secretary for Green River Ordnance Plant during World War II. Charlotte also was a nurse’s aide at Amboy Public Hospital for many years. She enjoyed horses, and had a special way with animals, especially dogs. Charlotte enjoyed her flowers, gardening, and canning. One of Charlotte’s favorite sayings was “Nothing is so bad for one, than too much of any one thing.” Charlotte will be greatly missed by all. 

She is survived by one sister, Norma (Philip) Atkins of Rock Falls; two daughters, Patricia (Steve) Person of Dixon and Sandy (Gerry) Lindsey of Batesville, Arkansas; one son, John W. Karr of Sterling; 10 grandchildren, Angela (Blake) Leonard, Colleen (Kenny) Guenzel, Judy Lindsey, Steve (Annette) Lindsey, David (Charlotte) Lindsey, Lisa Lindsey, David (Kim) Lindsey, and Judy Ann Lindsey of Arkansas, Bobby (Sam) Lindsey of Seattle, and Kimberley (Seth Neeble) Person of Peoria; 12 great-grandchildren, Brooke and Braden Leonard, Kayden, Carsen, and Kenton Guenzel, Candace (David) McKinney, Claudia, Janette, and Luke (Annie) Lindsey, and Mattie, Lacey, and Zoey Neeble; six great-great-grandchildren, Avalyn, Preston, Gavin, and Lennox Lindsey, and Isac and Darrick McKinney; nieces, Cathy (Tom) Ebalo of the Quad Cities, Nancy (Sam) Freesmeyer, and sons, Nash and Aaron of Norcross, Georgia, and Kathy Schier and family, Kim, Kayli and Eric of Dixon; and nephews, Robert (Jeannine) Scheffler and family, Hayli, Brady, Heidi and Bryce, and Cathy Schier and family, Amanda and Travis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd “Johnny” Karr; her parents, Warner and Catherine Schier; brother, Gerald (Esther) Schier; daughter-in-law, Ruth Karr; and nephews, Arlyn and Darwin Schier. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

A memorial has been established.

Visit schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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