Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

Karen Sue Roche, 66, of Chillicothe died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center emergency room.

Born April 1, 1946, in Peoria to Burton “Dale” and Betty Jean (Painter) Cotter, she married Edward J. Roche on July 4, 1997, in Las Vegas, Nev. He died Nov. 6, 2004.

Surviving are her mother, Betty Cotter of Chillicothe; one son, Matthew Nelson; one brother, Gary Cotter of Chillicothe; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her father, husband and one son; John.

Cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no services. Weber-Hurd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

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