Karen's Story

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After 73 years on this Earth, Karen A. Passen left the building on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. She was born on April 19, 1944, in Terre Haute, to Elmer and Mary (Scamihorn) Wall.
An only child, Karen rarely heard the word "No"! She attended Cruft Elementary, Sarah Scott Jr. High School, and Wiley High School. She graduated in 1962. Upon graduation, Karen attended IBM School, where she learned everything necessary to work with punch cards and data entry. Ultimately, Karen found herself employed at ISU, where she retired after 29 years. Karen had a fondness for her dogs and Olive Garden. If you looked in the dictionary, her picture could be found as the definition of spit-fire.
Karen is survived by her daughter, Penny Burley and husband Bill; granddaughter, Shelby Vermillion and Dee Dunlap; great-granddaughter, Zuri ReneƩ Dunlap; an aunt; an uncle; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two uncles; a dog; a few birds; two hamsters; and all of her previous husbands.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Roselawn Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with Pastor Lynn Dunning officiating. Karen will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice. Funny remembrances and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on February 28, 2018
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