Karen Lee Evans, 76, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 8, 2021. She was born in Morgantown, Kentucky on March 19, 1945, to the late Nelson and Estie Cox.
She and her childhood sweetheart, Troy Lee Evans, tied the knot on September 10, 1960. They were blessed with four children, eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, and celebrated forty-five wedding anniversaries before his passing in 2006. They are now reunited in their eternal home together with Jesus. Karen deeply loved Jesus. She was a devoted Sunday School teacher for many years at Calvary Temple Assembly of God and regularly visited her students and their families. Later in life she worshipped at Living Hope Community Church until her health rendered her unable to continue.
She retired from Walmart after seventeen years of devoted service as both an associate and a shopper (she loved gleaning the sales racks to find new clothes for her grandkids). During those years she also made dear friends, including Betty Burns with whom she remained close after her retirement in 2012.
Karen was so proud of her family and cherished spending time with them, whether it was shopping, talking over multiple cups of coffee, or simply watching westerns on the television. She especially loved cooking large, mouthwatering Southern meals for everyone, and nurturing her beautiful flower gardens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy, and her grandson, Lucas Evans.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children Mike (Lisa) Evans, Kathy (Willie) Hardesty, Kim (Scott) Nicholson, and Sherry (Roger) Hester; grandchildren Nick (Shannon) Evans, Josh (Alicia) Evans, Zac (Shai) Evans, Elisha (Eric) Seaton, Elexis (Abraham) Romero, Elizabeth Nicholson, Hannah Nicholson, KathLynn Nicholson, Justin Hester, and Jacob Hester; and great-grandchildren Ruby Evans, Logan and Landen Evans, Willa and Phoebe Seaton, and Jones Romero; and her brother Roger (Lisa) Cox.
The service will begin at 12:00 pm on Monday at Glenn Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 9:00 am. Burial will immediately follow at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may also be made in the form of a donation to Samaritan's Purse.