Karen's Story

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Karen Lynne Lovelace, 55, of Edmond, Okla., passed away March 1, 2017 at her home in Edmond. She was born October 12, 1961 in Edmond to Donald and Betty Solleder.
Karen attended Ida Freeman Elementary and Edmond High School. She became and worked as a licensed cosmetologist. Karen then married Mike Lovelace on July 8, 2006 in Eureka Springs, Ark. Her greatest accomplishment wa
Karen enjoyed going to the lake with family and friends. She loved watching OU football, and Thunder basketball with Mike and her son Michael. She was vibrant and fun loving with a zest for life. She will always be remembered for her quick wit and great sense of humor. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, a strong hard working woman who handled all of life's ups and downs with strong faith and spirituality.
Karen was fearless in her fight to beat lung cancer. She was not going to let it take her down. Every doctor that came into her room would get a hug before they left; Dr. Grode even made her one of his special bowls.
Karen is survived by her husband, Mikeal Lovelace of the home; son, Michael Wabaunsee, Edmond; sister Donna Lenochan, Edmond; sister Tonia and Mark Caruthers; nephew, Shane Caruthers, Edmond, nephew John and wife Nicole Lenochan; niece Kristen and husband Clay Coe; many great nieces and nephews, who she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Don and Betty Solleder and grandparents, Tony and Leta Solleder, Martha and Dude Orr.
The family would like to thank Dr. Grode, Dr. Hulson and Dr. Coots, who took wonderful care of Karen during her three year long illness.
Viewing will be 2 - 8 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017 with family present from 5 - 7 p.m.
A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with a reception to follow.
Published on March 3, 2017
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