Karen R. Stanton, 74, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at St Francis Medical
Center in Wichita , KS following nine months of illness.
She was born November 21,1936 in Emporium, Pennsylvania , the daughter of
Charles and Ruth (Husted) Razey.
Her early education was in Emporium schools, and she later
graduated from Indiana State University in Indiana , PA with a degree in
Music Education and Piano Pedagogy. She continually furthered her music
knowledge with graduate studies in educational institutions and with
Her first teaching job was in New York , where she met her husband David. She
later taught elementary music in the Meade, KS schools for a number of
years, then leaving that position to teach private piano in her
home for over twenty years. She was known for her expertise of performance on the
piano and organ, and her love of children and teaching them how to play. The teacher study guides for orchestral music which she wrote a few years ago, has been translated into many languages and used around the world.
She is survived by her husband David of the home, two sons Todd Stanton of rural Plains, KS, Victor Stanton of Beloit , KS and a sister-in-law Regina Klimp of Spring Hill, Florida
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Don, and a sister Gloria.
There has been a private interment service, with a musical memorial service being planned for a later date.
Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal is in charge of the arrangements.