Karen L. Roberts, age 54, died Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2012, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
She was born February 3, 1958, at Lyons, Texas, the daughter of Kenneth Leon and Lula Belle Roslyn (George) Fahnert. As a young girl she attended school in Amarillo, Texas, graduating from Tascosa High School in 1976. After her graduation, she furthered her education, receiving her nurses training at Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas. In 2004, she moved to Meade, Kansas, from Kinsley, and began working for the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, and for the Fowler Nursing Home, Fowler, until her illness.
She enjoyed camping, reading, working puzzles, games, poetry, crafts, ceramics, scrapebooking, and spending time with family and friends.
On August 10, 2001, she married Ronnie Roberts at Kinsley, Kansas. He survives.
Other survivors include:
Two sons, Robert Walls of Portales, New Mexico
Ben Roberts and wife, Jami of Meade, Kansas
Two daughters, Amanda Roberts of Meade, Kansas
Keeli Vessel of Meade, Kansas
Her father and stepmother, Kenneth L. and Marilyn Fahnert of Amarillo, Texas
A brother, Kerry Fahnert and wife, Tanya of Amarillo, Texas
Two grandchildren, Jacob Walls and Robert Walls, Jr.
She is preceded in death by her mother; a son David Rea Roberts; and a daughter, Sandra Walls.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Lone Tree Retirement Center in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com