Loving Mother's Unexpected Passing

On Thursday, January 18th, 2018, we suddenly lost our loving Mother.  She was the most beautiful, kind-hearted, and generous person we knew.  She was an avid conversationalist, a wonderful listener, and she always knew how to find the silver-lining throughout life.

Our mom had a heart of gold.  She was always willing to help anybody who would ask and she was a loyal friend to everybody she knew.  

She instilled the importance of empathy, compassion, and unconditional love within her family and she often shared pieces of her wisdom.  One being:  "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

She was a priceless twin sister, a mother to three daughters, and a devoted grandmother to five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She loved all of her fur-babies near and far, especially her beloved dog, Sheffie.

As her death was an unexpected shock to our family,  we were not prepared to pay for a funeral.   The funds collected would go towards the expenses of her funeral, held on Friday, January 26th, 2018.  Any money beyond our goal will be given to a local animal shelter in memory of her and her dog, Sheffie.

Thank you for reading our story of our deeply missed Mother, Karen Gracyas.

Peace and Love to all.

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  • Henri Bergmann 
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  • Janine Boy Parisi 
    • $100 
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  • Barbara Wittersheim 
    • $100 
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    • $30 
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    • $50 
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Christine Deer 
Organizer
Bartlett, IL
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