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Karen Jane Imbler

Karen Jane Imbler, 66, formerly of Moberly, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at St. Alexius Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Karen was born January 5, 1952 to the late Edwin Eugene Imbler, Sr. and Betty Lou (Baker) Imbler in Moberly Missouri. She was a graduate of Moberly High School and attended Moberly Area Community College. Karen never met a stranger and made friends wherever she went. She shared her self-taught musical abilities with family, friends and her church. Her siblings have wonderful memories of being entertained with songs of the day. While a member of St. Pius X Church, she played guitar for masses and sang in the choir. Her artistic talent, for which she received many awards, lives on through her son, Derek. She will be remembered as one who believed in herself and loved her family. Many memories will be treasured by those who loved her and survive her. Survivors include her son, Derek (Mae) Goon and granddaughter Estella of Wichita, KS; step-mother, Martha Imbler of Moberly; four siblings: Brenda (Phil) Hess, Lynn (Jill) Imbler and Terri (Rick) Richardson all of Moberly and Cheryl (Patt) Stansberry of Columbia as well as nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, “Buddy” Imbler and Rodney Imbler; and nephew, Darrin Imbler. Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (bbrfoundation.org). To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Karen Jane Imbler please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Her voice whispers freshly still the words of "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Michael Row Your Boat Ashore," which she sang to us when I was a seventh grade student at St. Pius X. Her poise, demeanor, and grace reflected the message on the banner above her head: "When Duty whispers low thou must, the Youth replies: I can." A unique person, indeed.Michael Wegs

michael wegs May 5 2018 12:00 AM

Yes as my sister Laloni stated above I was only 4 maybe 5 years old but have never forgotten her beautiful voice when she sang it on our back porch in San Bernardino many years ago when they came to visit. I miss you May you sing for our Lord and angels in heaven love you dear heart

Dwen Calderon (Baker) Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

My fondest memories of our sweet cousin Karen was sitting around in our grandma and grandpa Baker's house listening to her play the guitar and sing Kumbaya! We were just little those many years ago! I can still hear your beautiful voice and see your smile! You are loved Karen and deeply missed!

Laloni Flusher Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM