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1956 Karen 2023

Karen "Minnie" Halley

February 19, 1956 — March 11, 2023

St. Charles, Missouri

Karen L Halley (nee Forister), born February 19, 1956, was called by God to take a walk on the stairway to Heaven on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 9:24am after her extensive battle with cancer. Karen was preceded on her walk by her father, Robert E Forister. Karen waits for others left to continue their paths on Earth. She was the loving wife of Michael (Mike) Halley, cherished daughter of Jacqueline Forister (nee Tappel), sisters Mary Kay Hermeyer (Rick), Pamela Kelley (Kevin), brother Robert Forister Jr (Kim). Karen was the devoted mother of son Jimmy Nix Jr, daughter Jaime Smith, son Cory Nix, Grandmother of Cory Nix Jr, Libby Nix, Liam Nix, Addy Nix, Erin Hannon, Marty Smith, Lexi Nix, Austin Nix. Karen was also stepmother to Crystal Hicks (nee Halley) and several more grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Karen now has her wings and there's a new angel and a bright new star in Heaven. 

Karen loved her life with Mike and all the great friends she made. She always made people smile and everyone loved her warm and caring heart. It’s not the years in the life that matter, it’s the life in the years, and Karen’s life with Mike was filled with joy, fun, family, friends and excitement. She loved the river life Mike introduced her to, and even bought her own boat. Karen was affectionately given the nickname of "Minnie" by her river friends, due to the high pitch of her voice when she was having fun. She had a special drink at the Yacht Club where we'd always get lunch or dinner when on our boat. Her drink has been named for her in her honor at the club and will now be called the "Minnie,” a Malibu and water with a splash of cranberry. When at "The Yacht Club of St Louis" ask for a "Minnie" in her honor. Karen loved working out to stay fit, doing yoga with her yoga buddies, and going to breakfast afterward with a few of them. She really loved going to Yoga and talked highly of her instructor, Dawn, and the many different workouts she came up with. Karen will be missed by many and was loved by even more and will never be forgotten. With all our love our sweet angel, until we see you again when we take that walk on the stairway to Heaven. 

Arrangements for Karen Halley will be at St Charles Memorial Gardens / Baue at 3950 West Clay near Cave Springs Rd in St Charles, MO. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 10:30am to 11:30am with a service immediately following, 11:30am to 12:30pm. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. 

Mike and Karen Halley hail out of the "Yacht Club of St Louis" in the boat "Over Exposed."

Memorials can be made in Karen Halley's name to the “Karen Weidinger Foundation to help fight cancer. 

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen "Minnie" Halley, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 25, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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