Karen Gayle Joan

Hale, Michigan
December 15, 1953 - April 10, 2021

Visitations

Family and friends will gather for a time of visitation on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan. It is Karen's wish to be cremated after.

Visitation will be held with precautions including facial covering and social distancing, due to the current pandemic, limiting the number of attendees at a given time.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739

Obituary Notice

Karen Gayle Joan nee Hebbeler, age 67, of Hale, Michigan formerly of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday morning, April 10, 2021 from COVID-19.

Karen was born December 15, 1953 to the late Elmer and Avanelle (nee Postlethweight) Hebbeler the youngest of four siblings. She was a feisty fun woman who enjoyed reading, binge watching Dark Shadows, listening to rock and roll music especially Queen, and rooting for Indiana Hoosiers football and basketball. Karen was also an avid history buff, especially on anything Titanic related. Karen’s one goal in life was to retire from Walmart as a cashier and just enjoy life, which unfortunately she was unable to attain.

Karen is survived by her loving spouse of almost 37 years, Estel “Gene” Eugene Joan; daughter, Jennifer Joan; brother Steve Hebbeler; sister, Kathy Hebbeler; friends, co-workers, and her dog Rascal. In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by sibling, Susie Hebbeler.
Family and friends will gather for a time of visitation on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan. Due to the pandemic, Karen will be cremated afterwards. Another service will be held later this summer in her hometown of Evansville, per Karen’s wishes. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Visitation will be held with precautions including facial covering and social distancing, due to the current pandemic, limiting the number of attendees at a given time.

Condolences

My heart is with all of you. Karen was a hard worker and was very devoted to her husband and daughter.
— Victoria Peck
I am very sorry for your loss. She was a great shining light to us all.
— Anonymous
My heart is heavy for your loss of your loved one, Karen.. I will so miss her at work (walmart) My thoughts and my prayers are with you during this difficult time...
— Linda Miller
Gene and Jeni, I am so sorry to hear of Karen's death. May God be with you in the days ahead. I will be thinking of you both. Love, Aunt Sue Owens
— Carolyn Sue Owens
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We are saddened by cousin Karen’s sudden passing. Our hearts go out to you all. May her wonderful smile and laugh be permanently etched in your memories and bring you comfort.
— Elisabeth and Chuck Leasure
So sorry for the loss of Karen. Karen will be missed by many of her Walmart customers and her church family from St. Paul’s in Hale. Sending prayers to Karen’s family.
— Don & Margy Holzheuer
So sorry to hear Karen has passed. She was an awesome cashier at Walmart. It was always so enjoyable to be in her checkout line. She was the best. Peace to her family.
R I P KAREN.
— Robert & Kharla Howser
We were so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Prayers for comfort and peace to you all.
— Kaye Owens, Lisa and Brandon
Kathy and Steve, I am so saddened that you have now lost another precious sibling. You are in my prayers and thoughts. I hope to see you this summer to celebrate Karen at the memorial service in Evansville. And Jennifer and Gene, you have my deepest sympathy. May God give you the strength to endure her loss.
— Annette L. Hebbeler
Jenny, my daughter Holli n I will miss your mom as we always chose going through her line. Was always a bright light, smiling, cheerful in a challenging environment. Our condolences to all of your family. Love, Susan n Holli
— Susan Mcilhargey

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