Karen Ann Pickell

East Alton | Saturday, July 16 2016

East Alton—Karen Ann Pickell, 64, was welcomed into the loving hands of the Lord Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Born Sept. 1, 1951 in Wood River, she was a daughter of Robert and Esther (Jacober) Williams.

She married Michael Pickell May 6, 1994 in East Alton.  He survives.

Karen loved traveling with her beloved husband, going to the movies, watching a Cardinals game, or playing cards.  She worked for 30 years at Thrifty Drug, and later at Olin Credit Union and Albrecht-Hamlin Chevrolet.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 stepdaughters, Amy (Dan) Maddox of Glen Carbon and Melissa Ray of Jerseyville; a stepson, Chris (Kelly) Pickell of Cottage Hills; 4 grandchildren, Brendan, Evan, Ayden and Carter; a sister, Rebecca (Don) Fischer of Florissant, Mo.; a nephew, Donnie (Allison) Fischer; nieces Jen (Chris) Masterson and Beth (Andrew) Wojciechowski; great nieces and a great nephew Drew, Emma, Caroline and Hannah; and other close family and friends, especially Charla, Becky and Bob.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Paynic Home for Funerals. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated by Father Steve Robeson at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20 at St. Rose Philippine Duschesne Catholic Church in Florissant, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Information and an online guestbook are available at

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