Karen M. Dalton
October 14, 1942 - August 29, 2020

Karen M. Dalton

Karen M. Dalton
Oct 14, 1942 - Aug 29, 2020

Karen M. Dalton
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Karen M. (Harms) Dalton, 77, of Yates City, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, in the city of Bradenton, FL, where she resided .
Karen was born on October 14, 1942 in Peoria, IL, to Oscar John " Bud" and Roberta Harms who preceded her in death.
She was first married to William E Oyler and later to Kenneth Dalton in Peoria, IL, in 1984, who preceded her in death in 2015.
Surviving are her children: Byron E Oyler, of Cary, NC, and Keri Clifton of Jacksonville, FL; her siblings: John Harms, Jean Sylvester, Peg Ralston, and Mike Harms. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Casey Clifton, Isabella Oyler, and Milo Clifton. Her brother George preceded her in death.
Karen grew up in Yates City, IL, where she attended school before moving to Peoria, IL, where she was parishioner of First English Lutheran Church .
She notably worked at Caterpillar Tractor and Muti-Ad Services while there and supplemented with various freelance opportunities in graphic and artistic design.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, and was held dear by all who knew her. She was devoted to her family and was a born nurturer. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her world and she cherished them dearly.
Karen was a profoundly creative person and a woman of faith. She was a supremely talented, strong, loving, independent traveler of the world. Those who were fortunate enough to have been a part of her life and love are forever grateful.
In memory, please visit, call, or send a note to a loved one, relative, or neighbor.
Transition to our heavenly home is a long and challenging road, and love and support is so appreciated. "Well done, good, and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master."
Rest easy and in peace, Karen, and thank you for being an integral and important part of all of our lives.
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
A private graveside service will be held at Elmwood Township Cemetery at a date to be determined. There will be no visitation.
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Denise Best on Sep 7, 2020

I remember Karen fondly. When she was at Peggy’s my girls were in heaven. She would make things with them. She was creative. I am so sorry for you her family to have lost her.

Lana Miller on Sep 5, 2020

Lana G Miller on Sep 3, 2020

Bonnie Rashid on Sep 2, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I worked with Ken at Enercon Engineering and had the pleasure of meeting Karen there. I spoke with her often through Ken's illness. She was a beautiful, loving and caring lady. She went through a lot but always kept her faith. She will truly will be missed. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family.

Bonnie Rashid

Keri Clifton on Sep 1, 2020

Susan Harms-Schaub on Sep 1, 2020

We will miss you Aunt Karen and always love you. Susan (Harms) & Doug Schaub, Richard, Preston, Jase, Lacelyn, and Leighla

Janet Edmonds on Sep 1, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May fond memories and God’s loving words carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. Isaiah 57:15



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