Karen C., age 71 of OKC, went home to her Heavenly Father on February 26, 2010. She was born in Lamesa, Tx on April 1, 1938. She loved the Lord and was a member of the Bethany Church of Christ for over 40 years. She retired from teaching with the Western Heights School District. Karen was a professional artist and found joy in sharing her talent with others. She was preceded in death by her husband F. Duane Kennedy and her parents. She is survived by 3 children, Jim Kennedy, Jeton Woody and Kalyn Kennedy; a brother Tom Copeland; 3 sisters, Lanelle Dovel, Shirley Hodges and Martha Gowen; 6 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loved ones. Karen was a breast cancer survivor and participated in the Celebration of Life Art Exhibit at Troy and Dollie Smith Cancer Center where she was also active in the Art Therapy program. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Integris Troy and Dollie Smith Cancer Center Art Therapy program. Services to celebrate her life will be 10:00 AM, Friday, March 12th at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel.