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April 15, 1942 - October 28, 2015
Burial Date: October 31, 2015
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
Cemetery Pisgah Cemetery
Visitation will be 11:00a.m-12:00pm, Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home, Kearney, MO. Graveside Service & Burial will follow at 12:30pm at Pisgah Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO.
Karen Sue (Schmitz) Markley, 73, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at her home in Maryville, MO.
She was born on April 15, 1942, in Kalamazoo, MI, to William Henry & Lettie Eulala (Woods) Schmitz. She lived much of her life in the Richmond and Kearney areas. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1960.
Karen worked at Whittaker Cable in Excelsior Springs, Central Drug in Richmond, Casey’s in Kearney, and, for the last 19 years, Porter’s Lumber in Kearney. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Left to cherish her memory are her son: Christopher Dean Markley & wife, Julie, of Hopkins, MO; grandson: Justin Dean Markley of Maryville, MO; sister: Betty Jean Taylor of Maryville, MO; brother: Freddie Lee Schmitz of Richmond, MO; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents: William & Lettie Schmitz; brothers: William Joseph Schmitz and Tommy Edward Schmitz.
Karen was in charge of the Jesse James Parade in Kearney for at least 16 years. This past fall when she could no longer do this because of health issues, she was made the Grand Marshall for the parade. This was an honor and a pleasure for her and her family.
Visitation will be 11:00a.m-12:00pm Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home, Kearney, MO. Graveside Service & Burial will follow at 12:30pm at Pisgah Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO. Memorial Contributions may be made to Pisgah Cemetery.
Graduated High School