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Karen M. Paar

April 19, 1948 March 19, 2008
Karen M. Paar
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PEORIA-Karen M. Paar, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at her residence. She was born on April 19, 1948 in Dixon, IL to Lloyd and Mildred McCoy Boehle. She married Raymond Paar on June 7, 1969 in Dixon. He survives. She is also survived by her mother of Dixon, IL; one son, Michael Paar of Peoria; one daughter, Kristine (Jeff) Hamann of Peoria, AZ; two grandchildren, Lanna Hamann of Peoria, AZ and Lexie Ring of Peoria, IL; two brothers, Ron (Gayle) Boehle of Dixon and Leon Boehle of Harmon, IL; and one sister, Colleen (Ron) O’Brian of Sterling, IL. She was preceded in death by her father and one nephew, Curtis Boehle. She was a Legal Secretary at Miller Hall & Triggs until the time of her death. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday with Msgr. Paul E. Showalter officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Scripture Service at 7:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Church or Illinois Cancer Care, 8940 N. Wood Sage Rd., Peoria, IL 61615. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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