Karen's Klassics

Karen Payne, longtime resident of Northwood,Iowa passed away Saturday (Feb. 6, 2010) at home in Sacramento, Calif., after a brief battle with lung cancer.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Sacramento, Calif., with Pastor Carl Hoppman officiating.
A memorial service will be held in the Northwood community this summer followed by her interment in the Manly Cemetery.
Karen Kay Hagen was born on Feb. 19, 1942, in Manly to Oliver I. Hagen and Lottie L. (Van Riper) Hagen. She attended Manly schools and graduated in 1960. She was greatly anticipating the 50th class reunion this June.
On March 10, 1964, Karen married Raymond Keeble and became step-mother to Gail, Colin, Michael and Steven. Born to this union was a daughter, Tracy. This marriage dissolved in 1972.
In August 1976, Karen married the love of her life, Cecil Emerson "Emmy" Payne and became the stepmother of Jacque and Scott. Her beloved husband died on Dec. 18, 1986, of leukemia.
Karen received an associate of arts degree from NIACC and worked for the medical records department of Mercy Hospital for many years. She later moved to Carson City, Nev., and worked as an office manager for Dr. Craig Gundmunsen. She later retired due to health issues and resided in Sacramento, Calif. with her daughter. In 2002 she returned to Iowa and resided in Northwood.
She spent much of her time writing poetry and sharing with her friends both in person and on-line. Last spring she returned to Sacramento to again reside with her daughter and family. It was there that she passed away.
In June 1996 Karen's daughter, Tracy, married John Etchison of Sacramento, Calif., and she then became Grandma to John's children, Brandon, Mary, Ben and Blake. Karen became grandmother to Katrina "Katy" Kay, born on Karen's birthday in 1997. Karen adored this particular "birthday present." She was later blessed with one more granddaughter, Sierra Leone, born in June 2006. She was also "Aunt Karen" to 29 nieces and nephews and great aunt to many more.
Karen will be remembered for two things: her faith and her love of family and friends. Her love of family and friends was only superseded by her faith which was evident to all who knew her and is well documented on her poetry Web site, lovingly maintained by her dear friends, Shy and Siggy.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Lottie; and by brothers, Orville and Paul; and sisters, Mavis, Marlene (Etchison) and Doris (Smith). She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Emmy.
She is survived by one sister, Leone Christiansen, of Mason City. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy, and her husband, John. She is also survived by all her stepchildren and their families. She is survived by her granddaughters, Katy and Sierra, as well as all her stepgrandchildren.

Published in Globe Gazette on February 10, 2010

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OK........I STARTED THIS ON APRIL FOOLS DAY, 2004...

AND NOW IT IS APRIL FOOL'S DAY ~~~ 2009

AND THIS SITE'S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY !!!!!!

I NEVER THOUGHT THAT
OVER 92,000 POEMS
WOULD HAVE BEEN READ BY THIS ANNIVERSARY

APRIL 15TH IS A SPECIAL DAY FOR ME............
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW,
IT WAS ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH, 1990
THAT I HAD MY HEART SURGERY............
AND THIS JOURNEY BEGAN !!!!!

AND I, LEAST OF ALL, CAN BELIEVE
THE MILES THAT I HAVE TAKEN IN THESE 19 YEARS....
THE PLACES I HAVE LIVED......
THE PEOPLE I HAVE LOVED......
THE OCEAN.....
THE MOUNTAINS......
THE DESERT.............
AND DISNEYLAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND MAUI!!!!!!!
THE SPRING-TIME SNOWS THAT BURIED IOWA

WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD
WORTHY IS HE OF ALL OF OUR PRAISES,
THANKING HIM FOR ANSWERED PRAYERS IN
THE PAST YEAR:
CJ AND LINDA
LYNN
TOM AND DOROTHY
MIKE
SIGGY
SHY AND TAYLOR
HEALTHY BABIES
HEALED BODIES,
HEARTS,
AND SOULS.

JOY'S, WHEN SHARED ARE DOUBLED:
SORROW'S, WHEN SHARED, ARE HALF AS DIFFICULT TO BEAR.
PRAISING GOD FOR INTERVENTIONS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION,
JUST KNOWING THE FATHER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE!!!

A WORD ABOUT ROG'S RHYMES:
Rog passed into the loving arms of the Lord, October 6, 2008.
I will remember Roger as he looked
in his younger days,
but shall value always
the wisdom his years on earth produced in him.
His sense of humor,
his joy of living,
his passion for all his friends,
his devotion to his family
and his writings are treasures he left
for all to share.
You will find throughout this site
a section called
Rog's Rhymes.
I hope you enjoy his work.


PLEASE TAKE TIME TO CRITIQUE MY POEMS

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE

SIGN MY GUEST BOOK

RECEIVE THE LOVE THAT I AM OFFERING YOU

GOD BLESS YOU.....
AND REMEMBER.....YOU ARE LOVED.
Karen (PLEASE SCROLL DOWN AND CHECKOUT SHY'S CORNER
SITERING, GOD BLESS)
































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