Karen S. Retzer, 58, of East Alton, went to walk her Lord and Savior at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Manor Court of Maryville with her family by her side after an eight-month battle with cancer.
She was born March 3, 1957, in Wood River, the daughter of Charles and Lois (Edwards) Frazier.
Karen was a member of Enjoy Church in Alton. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and was an avid animal lover. Most of all she loved her family and friends and spending time with them.
She is survived by her children, Aimee Simms and Bill Phillips and Sara Retzer and Tyler Brown, all of Bethalto, and Mark Retzer of East Alton; five grandchildren, Peighton Phillips, Taylor Brown, Kaylynn Brown, Trinity Brown and Jordan Phillips; her siblings, Donna and Kenny Nelson of Bunker Hill and Connie Frazier of East Alton; and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
No services per her request.
Memorials may be made to Hope Animal Rescue in Godfrey.
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.