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Karen McIntyre


Karen F. Thompson McIntyre was born Feb. 6, 1939, in Lakin, Kan., to

Leonard and Kathryn (Davis) Thompson. She died May 19, 2020.

Karen grew up on the family farm at Ulysses, Kan., and also lived in Ulysses when the family moved off the farm. After high school, she went to college for one year and then joined the Army. After returning to Ulysses, she worked for the Ulysses News and later as an abstractor in a local office.

Karen met Steven McIntyre in 1968 and they were married in 1970. They

had two children, Kimberly and Alan. They have six grandchildren and three

great-grand children. She moved to Randall with her family in 1974 to begin their family farm.

Karen worked at the Jewell Republican office and later at the Jewell Variety Store.

Karen was a loving person and never said a bad word about anyone. She was willing to help anyone in need. She worked on the farm, driving the truck at harvest and the tractor in the field. She had a large garden and several flower beds. Her home was filled with dried arrangements she had made.

She enjoyed all the farm animals, especially cats.

Karen belonged to several clubs in Jewell and Randall. The Jewell Garden Club, J Janes, Randall Progressive Study Club, Chamber of Commerce and was willing to help with the Christian Church women serving meals.

Karen is survived by her husband, Steven;, daughter, Kimberly (Rick) Holloway of Belleville; son, Alan (Christine) McIntyre of Peoria, Ariz.; grandchildren, Mandy (Eric) Choat of Drummond, Okla., Wesley Peters of New Castle, Texas, Randi Holloway of Overland Park, Kan., Jade Gross of Atlanta, Ga., Tyler McIntyre of Peoria, Ariz., Alisha McIntyre of Peoria, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Trayson Choat and Ryker Choat of Drummond, Okla., and Seren Gross of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Linda Lamberson of Ulysses, Kan.; a brother, Leonard (Lynn) Thompson of Wichita; and several nieces and nephews.

Family members who preceded Karen are her father, Leonard Thompson;

mother, Kathryn Thompson; sisters, Iyla Lee Thompson, Kathy (Mike) Brewer, Diana (Doug) Folland; and brother, Richard Thompson.

Memorials may be given to the Jewell Christian Church.

Internment was Saturday, May 23, at the Wallace Cemetery east of Jewell 2 1⁄2 miles.

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