Karen Sue (Wempen) Wayne, 71, of Hillsboro, formerly of Morrisonville, passed away at 12:08 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.
Karen was born November 19, 1948 in Litchfield, the daughter of Melvin and Shirley (Jones) Wempen, Sr. She married Perry Wayne of Fillmore, and they later divorced.
Karen graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1966, and went on to earn her beautician’s license from Taylorville School of Cosmetology. She owned and operated salons in Morrisonville, Taylorville, Hillsboro, and Irving. Later in life, Karen worked for Alco, and eventually retired from Addus Healthcare. She was a past member of the United Methodist Church of Morrisonville. Karen enjoyed doing a variety of craft projects, and she also enjoyed flower arranging.
Karen is survived by her parents, Shirley and Melvin Wempen, Sr. of Morrisonville; brothers, Melvin (wife, MaDonna) Wempen, Jr. of Raymond, and Kurt (wife, Janet) Wempen of Morrisonville; sister, Connie (husband, Jim) Young of New Windsor; 8 nieces; 1 nephew; and several cousins.
Private family ceremonies will be held with Rev. Dayle Badman officiating.
Interment will follow the ceremonies at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Litchfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to: United Methodist Church, PO Box 52, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or Montgomery County Cancer Association, 19 Circle Drive, Litchfield, IL 62056.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 with ceremonies.
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