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Brittin, Karen

d. December 25, 2012

Karen Louise Brittin, 74, of Fenton, MO, died December 25, 2012, at her home.

She was born July 23, 1938, in Olney, IL, the daughter of Gerald Wayne and Lois Louise Winterrowd.

She married the late Donald Dean Brittin in 1956 in Springfield.

Mrs. Brittin retired from the State of Illinois and work for Department of Natural Resources. Her and Don retired to Murphysboro, IL in 1991 and she later moved to Fenton, MO in 2005.

Survivors are a son, Ken (wife, Nancy) Brittin of Petersburg; two daughters, Kim (husband, Rob) Kleinhans and Kathy Brittin, both of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a brother Gerry Winterrowd of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, Athens, IL from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Funeral services will also be held there at 10:00 AM Friday, December 28, 2012.

Burial will be held at Brittin Cemetery, Cantrall, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


  1. Very sorry for your loss. I work with Kathy and I know she was very close to her mother. May God watch over you and your famly during this difficult time and may the good memories comfort you in this time of sorrow and pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Alex Cima Jr.

  2. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your beloved Karen. Karen loved her family and we hope you will take comfort in your wonderful memories of her. You are in our prayers.

    Doug and Alison Scholin

  4. Ken, Kim, and Kathy, I am sorry for your loss. I have many found memories of your Mom and Dad. The many hog roasts, parties, and even playing with the tinker toys in your living room when I was little. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Wendy Knoles Edie

  5. Kathy, I`m so sorry to hear about your moms passing. She and your dad were always so nice and fun to be around. I hope you and your family are doing well and wish you the best. Terry

  6. To the family of Karen Brittin. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort with Psalms chapter 46 verse 1 that reads, “God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during distresses.”

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