July 15, 2021
Karen Ann Parker, the daughter of Lester and Carolyn (Polcen) Anderson, was born on Oct. 4, 1945, in Racine, Wis. She died July 7, 2021, at her residence in Republic, Kan., at the age of 75 years, 9 months, 3 days.
Karen was a graduate of Lakewood High School in California. She married Bentley Parker on Aug. 11, 1962, at St. Columbian Church in Garden Grove, Calif. This union was blessed with three children. They made their home in Republic, Kan. She was employed as a nurse aide and also did babysitting.
Karen enjoyed listening to music, and collecting pretty items such as bells, dolls...