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Karen Unger Mccabe

April 22, 1938 — August 18, 2017

Karen Unger McCabe, 79, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Friday, August 18, 2017, in her home.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at the Coal Valley Municipal Park. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley. Memorials may be made to UnityPoint Hospice.

The former Karen Jean Kane was born April 22, 1938, in Davenport, Iowa, to Charles and Ella (Batchelor) Kane. She married William Unger on March 23, 1957, in Rock Island. He died December 22, 2003. She married William McCabe on April 7, 2006, in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Karen and Bill enjoyed cooking together and her famous bread was a special treat she kindly shared with others. She delighted in decorating her home, her garden, and herself. Her efforts were beautiful and admired. Karen's kindness, caring manner, laughter, a little sass and lots of class endeared her to many. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, and a highlight of her life was a trip to Dundee, Scotland to view the home where her mother was born.

Karen is survived by her husband, Bill; three children and their spouses, Pamela and Richard Anderson of Moline, Charles and Maria Unger of Carlisle, Illinois, and William Jr. and Mary Unger of Moline; two step-children, Lisa Jordan and Sean McCabe, both of Coal Valley; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

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