LONGVIEW — Karen Marie Tatman, 68, of Longview passed away at home peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Karen was born Aug. 29, 1950, to Clarence W. and Helen Cler, in Urbana. She married Ronald R. Tatman Sr. on Nov. 20, 1967, at Faith Nazarene Church, Urbana, by the Rev. Jack Jones. They were married 511/2 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald; three children, Susette M. Tatman of Longview, Ronald R. Tatman Jr. of Fairmount and Charles W. Tatman (Jeanine) of Broadlands; mother, Helen L. Cler; and sisters, Doris A. Cler-Johnson (Greg) of Mahomet, Ruth E. Batley of Covington, Ind., and Sandra J. Johnson (Jerry) of Ocala, Fla. She has 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence W. Cler, and a brother, Russell F. Cler.
Karen enjoyed listening to country music, going to craft stores and antique shops and watching her grandchildren.
Funeral services were at noon Friday, May 3, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 Philo Road, Urbana, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Pastor Jerry Conner will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family asks for donations to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), 1801 Fox Drive, Champaign, IL 61820.
Condolences may be offered at renner-wikoffchapel.com.