Our angel has returned to Glory. Karen Sue Cowdin Revey, age 76, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kansas.
Karen Sue Cowdin Revey was born January 2, 1943 to Alfred Cowdin and Rose Miller Cowdin in Ottawa, Kansas and was the last of 12 children.
Karen was well known around Anderson and Franklin Counties for her sprawling and successful antique store in Garnett, Kansas. She was without a doubt the most selfless person one could ever know, always thinking and caring for others, for her being a prolific hometown "Pie Lady". Yet...other's might remember her as the talented & impressive regional country singer for many decades. But some Cowdin Family members hold their fondest memories of her always delighting at gatherings, reunions, and special occasions by singing "a cappella" whatever song one would ask her to sing. Karen always did such an amazing job of singing because she sang from her heart.
Karen is survived by her companion, Joe Vlach, of the home; her three daughters, Kim Norris of Las Vegas, Nevada; Angi Smith and husband Tim of Garnett; Lori White of Garnett; six grandchildren, Shelby and Jarid Norris, Cody Gettler, Karissa, Kiara, and Kendall Fagg; one great grandchild, Leannah Kratzberg; and one brother, Richard “Bic” Cowdin of Ottawa, Kansas; also many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Alfred and Rose Cowdin; brothers, Tracy Cowdin, Robert Cowdin, Bernard Cowdin, Darrell Cowdin, Danny Cowdin, Larry Cowdin, and Ronald Cowdin; sisters, Arlene Dean, Betty Newkirk, and Barbara Holmes.
Karen will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the First Christian Church, Garnett. Family will be present to greet friends on Tuesday evening, on February 26, 2019, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
According to Karen's wishes, she will be cremated and her remains will be buried at Highland Cemetery on East 15th Street in Ottawa, Kansas, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Revey Memorial Fund.