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4/17/2019 11:24:00 AM
Karen S. Spurgeon
March 4, 1949 - April 16, 2019
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Karen S. Spurgeon, 70, of Morrisonville, Ill., passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Heritage Health Hospice in Springfield, Ill.

Karen was born March 4, 1949 in Pana, Ill., the daughter of William Eugene and Sarah Kathryn (Caulk) Mayberry.  She married John E. “Joe” Spurgeon on July 25, 1971 in East St. Louis, Ill.

Karen graduated from Morrisonville High School, and then went on to be a beautician. She worked beside her sister at JoAnn’s Beauty Salon for many years, and then later at The Vogue Hair Salon in Taylorville. After retiring as a hairdresser, Karen worked as a phlebotomist for St. John’s and then the Blood Bank for many years. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Taylorville with her family and friends, boating, truck pulls, attending her grandchildren’s ball games, and going to the riverboat. Karen was a member of the Moose Lodge #1516 in Taylorville, and the First Baptist Church of Morrisonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, JoAnn Parker; and brother-in-law, Gary Spurgeon.

Karen is survived by her husband, Joe Spurgeon of Morrisonville, Ill.; children, Kirk (companion, Mary Lee Miller) Spurgeon of Morrisonville, Ill., and Kellie Jo (companion, Jeremy Brown) Spurgeon-Sheedy of Taylorville, Ill.; grandchildren, Kelsey Leanne (companion, Jerod Foster) Sheedy of Taylorville, Ill., Cole Andrew Sheedy of Denver, Col., Kaysey Jayne Spurgeon of Morrisonville, Ill., and John Wyatt Spurgeon of Morrisonville, Ill.; siblings, Sandy (husband, Paul) Miles of Springfield, Ill., and Billy (wife, Linda) Mayberry of Decatur, Ill.; brothers-in-law, John H. Parker of Chatham, Ill., and Jerry (Mary Lorraine) Spurgeon of Carlinville, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Sue (husband, Mike) Bethard of Morrisonville, Ill., and Karen Spurgeon of Kincaid, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 4:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, Ill. 62546, with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.

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