Karen Houston-Thill Obituary

Karen Sue Houston-Thill
Karen Sue Houston-Thill
Karen Sue Houston-Thill

September 5, 1954 - September 16, 2006
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Karen Houston-Thill age 52 died of breast cancer Saturday, September 16th in her Windsor Heights home. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Wednesday at Dunn's Funeral Home on Grand Avenue in Des Moines followed by her cremation. Memorial services will be held at Dunn's at 11am Thursday September 21st, 2006. Karen was born September 5th, 1954 and was preceded in death by her brother Gene Houston last fall. She is loved and survived by her parents Wendall and Marj Houston of Dallas Center, her sister Kathi Koenig and husband Jim of Des Moines and her brother Rick Houston and wife Cheryl of Ottumwa, as well as 3 daughters. Amber and Sammie Thill also of Windsor Heights (were by her side through the end) and Heather Grabill of Saylor Township. She is also survived by her 3 grandchildren Jordan, Dillon, and Kabra as well as her grandog Hobbs. Karen worked for Mainstream Living for several years and loved her work and co-workers very much. Karen will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as well as Iowa Hospice.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, September 21, 2006
11:00 AM


Susan G. Komen Foundation-The Des Moines Chapter
PO Box 8468
Des Moines, IA 50301
Iowa Hospice
5650 Johnston Drive, Suite E
Johnston, IA 50131