Karen was born in Kansas City, KS to Frederick and Betty (Bland) Kolb. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don, and son Russell. She is survived by her son Michael and wife Stephanie, daughter-in-law Natalie, sister-in-law Marsha Drobnik, grandchildren Samantha and husband Adam Richardson, Logan, Drake and Blake Shelts, and 1 great grandson Weston Richardson. Services to celebrate her life will be held Thursday, December 13th, 2:00 PM at Cherokee Hills Baptist Church. Her ashes will be interred next to her husband Don in Rose Hill Cemetery.