• Karen Stanley Meinershagen

  • Karen Stanley Meinershagen, 63, passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of January 1, 2013.

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  • Karen Stanley Meinershagen, 63, passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of January 1, 2013.
    Karen was born March 3, 1949, as the second child to Hugh Warren Stanley and Trudy Bishop Stanley, who preceded her in death, along with a brother David Warren and a sister Linda Slane. She graduated from Putman City High School in Bethany, Okla., in 1967. Karen was a 39-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Chapter of Texas. She enjoyed card making, beading and collecting recipes to pass on to her children’s families, and the pride and joy of Karen’s life was always her children. In her spare time, Karen enjoyed scrapbooking pictures and mementos of the lives of her children and grandchildren and never used the term in-law when referring to her daughters, loving them as her own.
    Karen is survived by her husband of 43 years, Lynn of Nevada, Mo.; son Stephen and wife Mary, son Jason and wife Judy, son David and wife Naomi, and son Derek, along with her 12 grandchildren; Dustin Erik, Daniel Webster, Cherokee Nicole, Cheyenne Marie, Stephanie Dawn, Atlantis Fiona, Tru Danielle, Noah Warren, Nathaniel Edward, Caleb Ethan, Barak Carl Lynn and Shane Isaac; brother Phillip Lee & wife Schellon of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister Jean Stanley Krempin & husband Charles of Hamilton, Texas; brother Robert Micheal & wife Julia of Hamilton, Texas; aunt Joanne Lang of George West, Texas; cousin Debbie Pawlik of George West, Texas; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
    Visitation will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. with a memorial service to be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, from 9-10 a.m. Both will be held at First Baptist Church located at 301 E Highland Ave, Nevada, MO 64772. Interment will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Fort Leonard Wood-Missouri Veterans Cemetery located at 25350 Hwy H, Waynesville, MO 65583.  
    In lieu of flowers, we’d like to request donations be made to Autism Speaks, whose mission of autism awareness, fundraising, research and advocacy is one that touched Karen’s heart. Donations to Autism Speaks in memory of Karen can be made by visiting their website www.autismspeaks.org and clicking the “Ways to Give” link.
    Arrangements: Midland Cremation Society, 1515 W. 10th St. Ste. B, Joplin, MO  64801.
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