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Karen Louise (Pope) McCracken

July 25, 1938 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Karen McCracken Obituary

Karen Louise McCracken, 85, of Sorento, IL., passed away Monday, February 5, 2024 at 5:50 p.m. at her residence.  Born in Sorento, daughter of Ralph D. and Geraldine O. (May) Pope.  She was a graduate of Greenville High School.  She married Orin Hugh McCracken on March 14, 1959 in Sorento.  Mr. McCracken passed away September 21, 2014. 

Over the years Mrs. McCracken baby sat, worked as a CNA and telephone operator. She and her husband Orin, owned and operated the Sears catalog store in Greenville.  She then went to work for United Stationers in Greenville and retired from there in 2007.  She enjoyed line dancing and singing. Other activities she enjoyed were bowling, doing embroidery work and hunting for mineral rocks and stones. She was also a good cook and baker. 

Surviving are her son, David McCracken of Sorento, two daughters, Linda (Jim) Moler of Sorento and Janet (Keith) McCord of Florissant, MO., her brother, Russel (Evelyn) Pope of Carlyle, IL and her sister, Geraldine (Lonnie) Griffiths of Sorento. A sister-in-law, Kay Pope of New Orleans, LA., and her aunt, Shirlene (Andy) Daughtery of Kincaid, IL.  One grandson, Jamie Moler, one granddaughter, Jackie (Caleb) Brown with three great grandchildren, Carsyn, Sophia and Gracelynn Brown, along with another great-granddaughter on the way.

In addition to her husband, Orin, Mrs. McCracken is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Gary D. Pope.

Funeral Services for Mrs. McCracken will be conducted Monday, February 12, 2024, at 12:00 Noon, at the Sorento Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Taylor St., Sorento.  The Rev. Linda Liebsher will officiate, and burial will be in the Reno Bethel Cemetery in Reno.  Visitation will be held Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family suggests memorial be given to the Sorento Presbyterian Church. 

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February 12, 2024

12:33 PM
Reno Bethel Cemetery


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