Alton, IL


Karen Sue Hoyt

JERSEYVILLE - Karen Sue Hoyt, 60, died Friday afternoon, June 16, 2017 at her residence after several years of failing health.
She was born in Alton on Sept. 6, 1956, and was the daughter of James W. and Betty (Wahle) Ulery.
Karen graduated in 1974 from Jersey Community High School, and would soon marry Richard "Rick" Hoyt on April 12, 1975 at the Otterville Southern Baptist Church.
Their marriage was blessed with their three children, and Karen remained home to care for them. After her children were older, her caring nature led her to the nursing field, where she graduated in 1990 from Lewis & Clark Community College School of Nursing. For many years, she proudly worked in the OB department at Jersey Community Hospital, and in her spare time enjoyed playing bunco with her group of close knit friends, and always searching for something that she could add her "creative touch". Those that knew here well, also could attest to her love of anything, "Wizard of Oz".
Surviving are her husband, Rick Hoyt of Jerseyville; her mother, Betty Ulery of Jerseyville; her three children and their spouses, Amy and David Ansell of Belleville, Cole and Cassie Hoyt of Hubert, NC., and Blake and Kathryn Hoyt of Jerseyville; Seven Grandchildren, Kaden and Oakley Ansell, Cooper and Brody Hoyt, and Landon, Greyson and Ainsley Hoyt.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Ulery; a grandson, Gabriel Hoyt; and her father in law and mother in law, Milton and Helen Hoyt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Robert Taylor officiating.
She will be laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

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