Karen S. Smith

Karen S. Smith

Karen S. Smith age 73 passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

She was born September 10, 1942 in Plainwell, the daughter of Wilbur and Ruby (Livingston) Allen. For many years Karen had done payroll for the Michigan Cottage Cheese Factory before going to work in the finance department for the Big Top Market until her retirement in 2011.Karen was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego and had been a scout leader when her sons were younger. In her spare time Karen enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking and most of all she loved watching her children and grandchildren at all of their sporting events. On May 6, 1961 at the Otsego United Methodist Church she married Archie Smith who passed away in April 2015.

Surviving are her children, Rick (Kim) Smith of Orangeville, Randy (April) Smith and Gary Smith both of Plainwell; 8 grandchildren, Sydney, Taylor, Tyler, Jay, Mekala, Jordan, Elle and Connor and great-grandson, Aubrey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Dick Allen.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Karen’s family Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 2-5 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A memorial service will be held Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Congregational Church of Otsego with Pastor Darin Youngs officiating.

Contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the Wings Home of Allegan or to Paws With A Cause.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Kelley Ayers-DePauw says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Karen’s family. Her bubbly personality and contagious, beautiful smile will always be remembered

  2. Ron Caswell says:

    Randy, Gary and Family, I am so sorry for you loss. I didn’t know your Mom but in reading about her she sounds like a very loving person. Ron

  3. Bonnie Moore-Eakins says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers for the Family. Karen was one of our “neighbor” kids growing up.

  4. Shelly says:

    So sorry for your loss. I just loved your mom. She was so sweet and always kind to everyone. You’ll be in my prayers at such a hard and difficult time. God bless

  5. Fred and June says:

    Rick, Randy and Gary So sorry to hear about your Mom. Are thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your parents were good friends to us .We will miss them.

  6. Andy and Mary Jo Doran says:

    Very sorry about your loss. Karen sounds like a sweet mother, wife, grandparent and all around person that I wish I had met. Thoughts and prayers to a great family.

  7. Bob Reeves says:

    I worked with your mother at bigtop and enjoyed all the time we shared working together. She always greated me with a pleasant greeting and we just felt comfortable working together she made it pleasant and I will always remember her, May the Lord give you all peace.

  8. D. Roger Mason says:

    Karen and I shared a great 1960 OHS Senior trip. She will be missed and our lives were blessed to have shared the fun times at OHS.

  9. Terry VanLent says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, your Mom was such a sweetheart! I’m praying that the great memories of your mom will help heal your hurting hearts. Love Terry VanLent

  10. Suzanne Grimmer says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Karen’s sons, Gary and Randy, very well and am I sure that their sweet nature came from their mom. Wishing the family peace.

  11. Calvin Morrison says:

    Rick,Randy and Gary,,I know there is nothing anyone can say to ease the pain,,She was such a wonderful person,,i worked with her for 20 yrs at Bernea,,such a cheerful loving soul,,she will be missed by many,,im sorry guys,,Calvin

  12. Marc Howard says:

    My condolences and prayers for you all. Your mom was a sweet lady who made everyone feel like family.

  13. Jeffery Emmons says:

    I am very sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  14. The Knowltons says:

    Rick, Randy, Gary and families we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and strength. You are so fortunate to have many previous memories to cling to. Sincerely, Rich, Char and Dick Knowlton

  15. Karen Koehn says:

    As a neighbor, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Blessings and peace to you all.

  16. John h veldt says:

    She was a great class mate ,and a very nice person !

  17. Todd Overhuel says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Both your parents were very nice people.

  18. Pat Snyder (Minnard) says:

    Karen was a good friend to everyone in our 1960 class. So sorry for all your loss.

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