Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Karen while she was working with students and I was doing Meals on Wheels from the township building in New Lenox. What a blast of a lady she was! She fought the good fight when the paraprofessionals were unionizing at Lincoln-Way and then with the demon that eventually took her life. Every inch of the way Karen showed her tough but gentle nature, serious yet humorous demeanor, and her steadfast love for friends and family. Lord, we will certainly miss her.

Posted by Darrell Holmquist - New Lenox, IL - friend   April 10, 2018

Karen made the world a happier place to live in condolences to the Janicki and Javorski families

Posted by Dawn bonow Kupsik - Port Richey, FL - Family   April 06, 2018

Karen, my neighbor, my friend. Words cannot express the weight of my heart and the emptiness it feels. You become so much more than a neighbor after all these years and I will miss you more than words can express. I will cherish the time we spent together and the memories. Rest my friend and know how much you were loved.

The Capecci Family (Patti)

Posted by Patti Capecci - Frankfort, IL - Neighbor   April 04, 2018

I will miss you dearly Weasey. You were the Best Best Friend anyone could ever ask for. I love you !

Posted by jjill Neybert - burbank, IL - Friend   April 04, 2018

Today would have been the 53rd birthday of my mother, Karen Javorski, had she not passed away just three days ago on Easter Sunday. As I write this, my heart is in anguish. Even so, there is a tremendous sense of relief among Karen's loved-ones, including myself, knowing she is no longer tormented by the cancer she battled with for nearly three years. Karen did not fear the Earthly concept of death, as her faith in God's plan for what comes afterwards remained unshaken.

Mom, thank you for the unconditional love you have given me and so many others. You exemplified what it means to be selfless, smart, kind, wise, brave, honest, witty, and beautiful in lifeeven at your last moment. Alike, your family and friends are hurting dearly right now. Though, together, we will heal the holes in our hearts over time by following your example on Earth.

Rest in peace at your eternal home in Heaven, Mom. I love you.

Your middle J-Boy,

Posted by Ryan Javorski - Frankfort, IL - son   April 04, 2018

Karen, The memories I have from grammar and high school with you Jill and I are precious to me. Ones I'll never forget! Glad we lived on the same block otherwise we may not have met. Rest in peace young lady! My deepest sympathies to your family.

Posted by Diana Quade (Kopp) - Lockport, IL - Friend   April 04, 2018


Heaven holds a place for those who pray... I still remember the first time I seen you and Jill at Burbank school I said to myself those to girls look to hang out with thanks for some great memories

Posted by Dawn Bonow...kupsik - New PORT RICHEY, FL - friend   April 04, 2018

Scott and boys, Karen was a great person and we will truly miss her. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Dr. Craig Spencer, Laura, KC, and Dan

Posted by Brookside Dental - Frankfort, IL - friend   April 04, 2018

Love and hugs to all of her family. They say only the good die young....Karen was a goodie! So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tammy Booe - Burbank, IL - Family   April 03, 2018

Sent with love and rememberance of Karen. The laughter and unforgettable moments in all the years gone by, but never forgotten! May you Rest In Peace and fly high on angels wings !

I am deeply saddened to hear of Karen's passing no words can really express. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and her dearest friends.

Posted by Susan Chapman - Homer Glen, IL - Friend   April 03, 2018

Scaren Bean-I will continue to be your look out...until we meet again,
Love you❤Smelly

Posted by Smelly Janicki - Sister   April 02, 2018

I will always remember my friend and neighbor and am so sad to hear of her passing. I have such great memories of our time living side by side on Jamison.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time.

"Karen you were always there for me! Rest In peace fair lady, you will be missed and you will be remembered".

Love, Barb

Posted by Barbara Smerz    April 02, 2018


Prayers to her family and friends, hope you find comfort in the memories that you shared. Karen will truly be missed. She was an amazing person with a heart of gold. Her infectious laugh and smile I will miss. RIP

Posted by Karen Faciana - Friend   April 02, 2018

Karen Jeannie, I miss you and will always remember all the good times we had.
Love always, Auntie Carrie

Posted by Carolee Cain - Mesa, AZ - Family   April 02, 2018