Karen Joanne Carpenter, 65 of Bunker Hill, died at her residence in Bunker Hill on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 9:57 p.m. She was born on February 10, 1956, in St. Louis, MO to Johnnie M. Lappin and Edna June (Garner) Lappin.
She married William Michael Carpenter on January 3, 1976, in Bunker Hill. She was retired after having been a teacher’s aide for the Carlinville School District. Karen was a member of the Bunker Hill Lions Club and Carlinville Moose Lodge.
She is survived by her spouse, William Michael Carpenter of Bunker Hill; children, Christopher Carpenter of Zachary, LA and Jessica (Robert) Jenkins of Bethalto; grandchildren, Emily, Camille, Alana, Tyler, and Kylee; siblings, Johnnie (Shelia) Lappin of Dow, IL, David Lappin of Bloomington, Marilyn (Donald) Hughes of Alton, and Kristen Elwood of Bunker Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial visitation will be on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 11:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m. COVID 19 guidelines will be followed including mandatory masks. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.