Karen M. Johanson

(June 4th, 1943 - April 4th, 2016)

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    Karen Mae Johanson, age 72 of Sparta, Missouri passed Monday, April 4, 2016.She was born June 4, 1943 in Wayne, Nebraska to Marvin and Helen (Dorman) Johanson. Karen was smart and capable and creative, but most of all, she loved and was loved.  She loved her family and throughout her life, her family expanded.  She saw other people, not as strangers, but as friends.  She had a gift for sharing herself with those around her.  When she told a story, it was as if you could see through her eyes and feel what she felt. Karen loved horses and achieved her lifelong ambition of living on a farm surrounded by her horses and pets too numerous to count. Karen is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul Glynn; her children Katie Kakolewski, Rebecca Denton, Richard Schuldt, Daniel Kakolewski, Eric Schuldt, Emily Kakolewski and Annie Chambers; her grandchildren Taylor, Rose, Bailey, Owen, Madison, Parker and Christian; her siblings Marlene Shaw, Roger Johanson and Leah Johanson-Blinks. Memorial funeral services for Karen will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be Saturday 12:30 pm until service time in the funeral home. Donations may be made to Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, 23809 E. Avenue J., Lancaster, CA 93535. Online condolences may be shared at .

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