Karen Lynn Cundiff, age 70, of Bull Valley, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at GlenLake Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waukegan after a long illness.
Karen was the former credit and accounts receivables manager of G. D. Searle Pharmaceuticals and later the owner of Ses Le Mieux Cattery. Karen loved shopping, cooking, traveling and animals.
Karen is survived by her life partner of over 22 years, Michael A. Gulotta Jr., her sisters, Suzanne (Michael) Klimas, Linda (Dr. James) Dupre; her nieces, Jodi Lamure, Jennifer Thomas, Kristen Howell; as well as the Gulotta clan of Michael III, Nicholas, and Aaron.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elsie Boeckl.
The funeral blessing will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2014, at the chapel of The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Inurnment in the church columbarium will take place immediately following the blessing. The Celebration of Life gathering will resume until 2:30 p.m. at 31 North Banquet and Conference Center, 217 North Front Street, McHenry, IL 60050.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Karen’s honor may be made to the Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 W. Grand Avenue., Chicago, IL 60654 and American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com , where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.