Karen Elizabeth Keafer, 66 of Elgin, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at her home. Born February 16, 1947 she was the daughter of Walter and Rosemary (Peterson) Keafer. Karen was retired, and spent her working life as an Assistant Vice President of Accounting at Home Federal Savings. She was a life-long Elginite, and a proud 1965 graduate of St. Edward’s High School. Karen is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two brothers, Michael (Ann) of Elgin, and Gary of Vancouver, WA.; three nieces, Kerri, Kristine, and Katie; two nephews, Michael, and Greg. Visitation will be held Friday, September 20th from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin, with Fr. Joe Kulak, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in Karen’s memory to Little Angel’s or St. Thomas More Catholic Church.