Karen L. Klaus, 70, of Carlinville, passed away Tuesday morning, December 13, 2022 at Hallmark Health Care in Carlinville, IL. Karen was born on January 16, 1952 to Harold H., Jr. and Victoria (Link) Klaus in Carlinville, IL. Karen was a 1970 graduate of Carlinville High School. After high school, she attended Eastern Illinois University. She was a clerical worker for Franklin Insurance Company (A.I.G.) in Springfield for over 30 years. Karen was very active in her church, Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, in Carlinville She worked with new members in the R.C.I.A. program and taught catechism. She enjoyed reading and being with family. She seldom missed the Cousin's Luncheon held every week, and the Cousin's Weekend held once a year. Karen is survived by her , two brothers, Michael (Joan) Klaus of Carlinville, IL, and Richard (Heidi) Klaus of Champagne, IL; aunt, Rosemary Eyman of Springfield, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Karen was preceded in death by father, Harold H. Klaus, Jr., and mother, Victoria Klaus. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, 2010 E. First South, Carlinville, IL. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 10:30 am at the Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Carlinville, IL, with Rev. Joe Koyickal, officiating. Burial will take place in New Calvary Cemetery, Carlinville Memorials are suggested to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be given at www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com.