Karen Elizabeth Weikle 56 of Maroa, IL passed away 5:58 A.M. October 25, 2020 at her family residence, Maroa, IL.


A celebration of Karen’s life will be 6:00 PM Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Decatur First Church of the Nazarene, 1177 W. Hickory Point Road, Decatur, IL with a family greeting from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.


In lieu of flowers, memorial funds can be made to the Decatur First Church of the Nazarene to the Weikle Memorial Fund to help cover funeral expenses and to support the children still at home or go to


Karen was born September 23, 1964 in Danville, IL the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Simpkins) Miles.  She married Dan Smith, he preceded her in death. She later married Wes Weikle on April 5, 1996


Survivors include her husband, Wes Weikle, children, Tiffany Peters (Jamie), Jennifer Art (Jason), Zach Palmer (Tina), Grace Weikle, Wesley Weikle, Deontae Weikle, Cierra Taylor, Cori Weikle, JT Weikle, Oz Weikle, Jillian Weikle, Taye Weikle and Ty Weikle. She was a beloved Mimi to her 16 grandchildren Nathan, Hailee, McKayla, Lorelei, Josie, Shae, Audra, Kylee, Jackson, Keegan, Samuel, Joseph, Taylor, Junior, Kennady and Kymeire. Also surviving are her siblings, Tom (Pam) Miles, Cindy Henry, and Cathy (John) Davis.


She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law, Corby Henry.


Karen was the head of children’s ministries at the Decatur First Church of the Nazarene where she happily rocked about every child that set foot in the church over the past 20 years.  She dedicated her life to her children. Her life’s calling was to help children through the foster care system, she spent the last 23 years of her life making an impact providing a loving home for over 30 foster children. She believed her job as a foster mom was to teach kids what love is supposed to look and feel like..


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