Karla Jean (Horner) Phelps, 74, of Blair, IL; born on October 1, 1945 in Pinckneyville, IL; passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.
Karla loved spending time outside. She was devoted to her flower garden and keeping her yard beautiful. She spent a lot of time with her family and enjoyed taking her great grandchildren for rides in her golf cart. She worked as an LPN at Three Springs Lodge for over twenty-five years until she retired.
Karla was preceded in death by her husband – Larry Robert Phelps who preceded her in death on November 10, 2008. Parents – Charles Dale and Nellie Leona (Chapman) Horner. Grandchild – Alex Phelps. Brother – Alan Horner. Son-in-law – Jason Gerlach.
Karla is survived by three children – David Brian Phelps (significant other, Brenda Brunkhorst) of Sparta, IL; Sheila Marie Ramsey of Chester, IL; Amanda Jean Gerlach of Steeleville, IL. Five grandchildren – Travis (Alexandria) Phelps of Blair, IL; Jesse Phelps (significant other, Haley Johnson) of Chester, IL; Justin (Elizabeth) Ramsey of Bloomington, IN; Brandon Ramsey of Chester, IL; Maddie Gerlach of Steeleville, IL. Four great grandchildren – Vincent Phelps of Blair, IL; Owen Phelps of Blair, IL; Oliver Phelps of Blair, IL; Piper Phelps of Blair, IL. Two brothers – Frank (Jean) Horner of Dyersburg, TN and C. Steven (Sherri) Horner of Coulterville, IL. Sister-in-law – Janet Horner of Coulterville, IL.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville, IL on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Tom Foster and Pastor Scott Foshie officiating.
Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.