Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on March 30, 1965 to the late Claude and Lucille Dickens Ward. In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by one son: Devin Morefield; two sisters: Wanda Miller and Annie Bunton; and three brothers: Walt Ward, Gary Ward, and Jerry Morefield.
Karen loved photography. She also loved animals and had a special place in her heart for her dog, Bear. She enjoyed walking and spending time with him. Karen was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Karen is survived by her boyfriend and love of her life, Raymond Mahala of Erwin, TN; sisters: Dolly Stickney of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Betty Phipps of Mountain City; brothers, Tony Eller of Ashland, OH, Roy Ward of Mountain City and John Ward of Franklin, NC; Karen was a godmother to Joey Ward and Travis Ward. She had numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Kim and Roger Isaacs.
Funeral service was conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Bowman officiating; music was provided by Megan Pardue.
The family received friends from 5-7:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
It was Karens wish to be cremated.
Memorial contributions in Karens memory may be made to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 421 N., Mountain City, TN.
The family will receive friends at the home 904 Millcreek, Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Karen Marie Ward has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.