Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

March 8, 2013

Karen K. Roberts

Dec. 26, 1941 - March 6, 2013


— Karen K. Roberts, 71, Frankfort, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her home. She was born Dec. 26, 1941, in Clinton County, the daughter of Virgil W. and Lola (Spencer) Dowden.  

Karen graduated from Frankfort High School in 1960. Throughout her life, she worked for National Cigar for 10 years, P.R. Mallory Controls and retired from Wal-Mart in 2002. Her grandchildren filled her life, which she loved.

Surviving Karen are two sons, Kerry (Cindy) Roberts and Rodney (Melissa) Roberts, both of Frankfort; one daughter, Tammy (Sonny) Martin, Frankfort; two brothers, Mike (Sara) Dowden, Frankfort, and Bill (Marybeth) Dowden, Kokomo; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Karen was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Roberts; her parents; one sister, Nancy Spray; and one brother, Pat Dowden.

Visitation for Karen will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeremiah Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.

Memorials in Karen’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.