Karen S. Sappington

Karen S. Sappington, nee Henderson, 51, of Swansea, Illinois, born Tuesday, June 13, 1961, in Rochestor, IN, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at her residence in Swansea, Illinois.

Karen worked as a pharmacist and was an honors graduate of Purdue University.  She was involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters along with the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity during her time at Purdue.  She was deeply loved by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Mother: Norma Kay nee Jones Henderson

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Michael A. Sappington of Swansea, IL
  • Father: Everett D. Henderson (Sharon Miller) of Rochester, IN
  • Children
    • Rachel A. Flanigan of Chesterfield, MO
    • Blake S. Schneider (Emily Mess) of St. Louis, MO
    • Erin M. (Chris E.) Allen of Carbondale, IL
  • Sister: Beth (Ken) Jenkins-Balser of Peoria, IL
  • Nieces
    • Brooklyn (Tony) Knapp
    • Kaylyn F. Reser
  • Nephew: Braydon Jenkins
  • Great Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Red Cross.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home.

Condolences left for Karen S. Sappington:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you, your family, and Karen's family during this difficult time. May God provide you and Karen's loved ones peace as you celebrate Karen's life here on earth, as well as her new eternal life she has entered into.

    Allan Widzinski Appleton WI 54913

    My time with Karen was very brief, but in that time I realize what an amazing, intelligent, loving person she was. I am so very sorry for her entire family's loss. I hope she has found the peace and comfort she so very much deserved.

    Patricia Finucane Belleville Illinois 62226

    Mike, I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, Karen. May you be comforted by your memories of her, and may she rest in peace.

    Elizabeth Merz Saint Louis MO 63112

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rachel Willyard Wentzville MO 63385

    Mike, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jon Clark Webster Groves MO 63119

    Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. John & Kim

    Kim Niederer Belleville IL 62221


    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all that I could possibly do to help in this time of mourning, please feel free to reach out to me day or night. My deepest sympathy to you.

    Joel Atkisson Festus Mo 63028

    Mike, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you. Sending all our love.
    Angie,Frank & Kayleigh Lehr
    Joey,Jake,Connor,Mackenzie & Caitlin Field

    Angie Lehr Murfreesboro TN 37128