Karen Jean Silvey Hering, age 62 of Wagram, North Carolina passed into the arms of Jesus at FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care in Pinehurst on Friday January 3, 2020.
Karen was born January 24, 1957 in Centralia, Illinois, daughter of the late John Silvey and Alice Brasel Silvey of Salem, Illinois. Beginning in 1974, she was a horse groomer with Graham Oil and Stock Farm in Salem for several years. She married John W. Hering in 1985 in Chicago, where they owned and trained Standard Bred Harness Race Horses at John Hering Stables. Also during this time, she worked for Seigel Turf Company at various Chicago race tracks. Karen was a board member of the Horsemen’s Benevolent Fund. After retiring from the racing business, she and her husband, John, relocated to Wagram, NC, where she worked at BB&T Bank in Hamlet, NC. In her spare time, Karen enjoyed golfing and bowling. Her passions were reading and watching sports, especially her Chicago Cubs, and the Bulls of the 90’s Michael Jordan era. Karen also loved gardening and was a member of the Emma Scott Garden Club in Laurinburg.
She is survived by her husband, John Warren Hering of Wagram, NC; son, Scott Holler (Emily) of Woodstock, GA; brother, John Silvey (Lisa) of Chaffee, MO; sister, Michele Quick (Mark House) of Tuscola, IL; aunt, Susan Thompson of Centralia, IL; uncles, Terry Brasel of Soldotna, AK; Jerry Brasel (Joyce) of Lansing, IL; brother-in-law’s, Robin Hering (Lynette) of Sparta, WI; Gene Hering (Tucker) of Camas, WI; grandchildren, Reed Holler, Corinne Holler, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or The Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Services to celebrate Karen’s life will be conducted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel in Laurinburg. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. with services to follow at 3:00 p.m.
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