In Memory

Karen Fahnert

Karen Fahnert

Karen L. Fahnert Roberts, age 54, died Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2012, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Meade County, Kansas.

She was born February 3, 1958, at Syracuse, Kansas, the daughter of Kenneth Leon and Lula Belle Roslyn (George) Fahnert.  As a young girl she attended school in Amarillo, TX, graduating from Tascosa High School in 1976.  After her graduation, she furthered her education, receiving her nurses training at Amarillo College.  In 2004, she moved to Meade from Kinsley KS 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, scrape-booking, and spending time with family and friends.

On August 10, 2001, she married Ronnie Roberts at Kinsley.  He survives.  Other survivors include: Two sons, Robert Walls of Portales NM, Ben Roberts and wife, Jami, of Meade; two daughters, Amanda Roberts and Keeli Vessel of Meade; her father and stepmother, Kenneth L. and Marilyn Fahnert of Amarillo;a brother, Kerry Fahnert, and wife, Tanya, of Amarillo; 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 were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with the Rev. Lynn Spencer presiding. Interment followed in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.