KAREN ROSE CARTER, 54, of Brocton, IL passed away 10:04 P.M. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her residence.
A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL. Visitation will be held two hours prior, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Karen was born on February 15, 1963 in Urbana, IL. She was a daughter of James Daniel and Betty Jewel (Clifton) Hatton. She married Edward Wayne Carter Jr. on June 23, 2004 in Paris, IL.
Survivors include her husband Ed Carter of Brocton, IL, five brothers, Kenny Murray and his wife Sandra of Pesotum, IL, Billy Murray and his wife Dorothy of Tuscola, IL, Rick Hatton and his wife Marnita of Lovington, IL, Mike Hatton and his wife Sherri of Oakland, IL and Larry Hatton of Brocton, IL, one sister April Thomas and her husband Rod of Mattoon, IL and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son James Vincent Barbee, and two brothers, Jimmy Clifton and Denny Murray.
Karen graduated from Atwood High School in 1981.
She enjoyed singing and making music with her family and she loved gardening. She also enjoyed going to a lot of auto races, micro midgets and stock car races with her husband.