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Karen S. Beery

Karen S. Beery, 81 of Clinton, IL, passed away 3:13 AM March 25, 2023 at Henry & Jane Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski, IL.

Services will be 1 PM Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. J.D. McWhorter and Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Illinois District Children’s Ministries, 403 Magnolia Street, Heyworth, IL 61745.

Karen was born February 14, 1942 in Vandalia, IL the daughter of Dale and Freda (McNichol) Ballance. She married Carl L. Beery August 31, 1961 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He passed away December 23, 2013.

Survivors include her daughters, Vicky (Rick) Burrell, Clinton, IL; Debora Carson, Clinton, IL; Tammi Beery, Puyallup, WA, 5 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, brothers, Jerry (Rita) Ballance, Salem, IL; Tom Ballance, MO, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Ballance, West Chicago, IL, along with several nieces and nephews. 

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Freda Ballance, brother, David Ballance, and son-in-law, Bill Carson. 

Karen assisted her husband, Rev. Carl Beery, in ministry since 1968 with 15 of those years under Rev. Richard Gray at Full Tabernacle in Heyworth, IL. She had taught Sunday School for 50 years. Karen’s love was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her passion was talking to anyone about God. 


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