Karen Sue Benge
A Memorial Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident Karen Benge was held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Jerry Ellis officiating.
Per Karen’s request there will be no public viewing.
Karen was born November 13, 1947 at Leoti, Kansas to Wesley J. and Shirley A. (Plumhoff) Boulware and departed this life at the age of 62 on March 9, 2010 at her home with her family and caregivers by her side.
Karen is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sandy Osborn.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands; Karla (Jim) Foltz of Humphrey, Nebraska and Carrie (David) Hamaker of Kellerton, Iowa. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren; Tiffani, Tanya, Kimberly, Kelsi, Bailey, Miles, McKenzi and Karlie as well as many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the Peacock Funeral Home.
for family of Karen Benge- My father(Robert Dawson) knew Karen, I met her a few times through him, and I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with you.
Jamie Dawson Anderson
|Karen Benge - Dear Karla, Carrie and families - you will not remember me but I went to high school with your mother and aunt Sandy. I did not know until today that they both have left us. I send you my sincere sympathy. I am sure you are strong women as was your mother. I have not had any contact with her for quite a few years but we used to have a lot of fun together. Carrie - I was the mother of your classmate-Tony Steele. |
I will be thinking of all of you
Shirley Rother Bomhoff
|Dear Karla, Carrie and families- We are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Nothing is harder than losing your mother but she is not suffering any longer. She kept telling me she was cured but we have had to many family members die with cancer. We have had so many great times together. We were best friends before we were sister-in-laws and our lives took separate paths. Hang on to the wonderful memories. She was so proud of you girls and how well you turned out. She acted so surprised and I told her she didn't give herself enough credit that she was a great Mom. She loved you girls and your husbands along with her grandkids. She was always bragging on the grandkids. We love you and would like to visit with you. If you ever have time, please stop by and see us. Aunt Karen and Uncle Frank Nemechek|
|Karen Benge......Karla and Carrie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your Mom was was one of our favrite nieces and we wish we could have spent more time with her and your entire families, but distance prevented us from getting together more often. Julie always kept us informed.|
Uncle Bud & Aunt Nylene
FOR: KAREN BENGE .... To Karen's children and grandchildren, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You will always have your fond memories of her and she will always be in your hearts. God Bless you all.
Butch and Jeanie Buchanan
for Karen Benge... to Karen's family I would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. She fought this battle with optimism and courage. We will miss her beautiful smile, and her sense of humor. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kim and Alden Piner.
|For the family of Karen Benge...We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady and just a little bit onery. Oh how she loved to tease my dad. She thought so much of you girls and her grandkids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. |
Jim & Sondra Wright
|Karen Benge...To the family of Karen Benge. I can't even begin to express how much Karen meant to me and how much I will miss her. Karen was one of my best friends, we shared good times and bad. She always had a smile on her face and advice when I needed it. I hope her memory will always be a comfort to you. She loved you all so much. She was very proud of you girls and talked about you often. Karen was a very strong, courageous, beautiful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you - Jeanette Stecklein|
|Family of Karen Benge~|
There are no words that will ease your pain and suffering of losing someone very close. The world keeps going on around you and it's hard, but take comfort in knowing that you have memories; close your eyes and think about them! There has been way to much loss in our community in the last month, lives cut short! Your mom was a great lady with a wonderful smile...I am sure my dad is laughing with her now! Take care and god bless!
|Karen Benge...........Karla and Carrie, my love and prayers are with you. Your Mother was a very special friend to the Williams family. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her smiling face. |