Karen Stewart

A memorial service for Karen Ann Stewart, 56, Centerview, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Southside Church of Christ in Lawrence, 1105 W. 25th St. Inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery will be at a later time.

Karen died Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo.  She was born Nov. 10, 1954, in Lawrence, the daughter of Donald Wayne Athey and Nina Josephine Hughes Athey. She attended Lawrence schools.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Patrick O. Stewart and wife Sherree, Lawrence; a daughter, Angela L. Stewart, Lawrence; a sister, Gail A. Ryan and husband Roger, Lawrence; and her companion, Ronald Todd, Centerview, Mo., and his family including son James Todd.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Wayne Leon Athey, and a sister, Delain Sue Athey.


  1. Carol Guy on July 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    To Karens family;
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    John and Carol Guy

  2. Angela stewart on July 8, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    To my mother karen,
    I could not have asked for a better mom,she was loving and caring, she tought me everything, i loved her beautiful smile, and she helped me laugh when i wanted to cry..she was there for me..even late at night when i needed a friend, she loved to cooked and told me all of her recipes over the phone..I love u mom, and i’ll miss you..Angela

  3. Ginny Hedges on July 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. She had a sweet and gentle soul.Even though she is no longer with you physically, remember she will always be with you in your heart and in the memories that you shared together.

    Ginny Hedges

  4. Shirley Tarpy on July 9, 2011 at 3:25 am

    It is sad that Karen had to leave us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you Gail.

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