Karen Kay Sears was born on October 21, 1939, in Grundy Center, the daughter of Thelma Moore. She grew up in Grundy Center and graduated from Grundy Center High School with the class of 1957. She had various jobs in her career. In 1984, Karen began working for the state of Iowa in the Department of Human Services, retiring in 2007. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Karen died on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her mother. Karen is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Sears of Cedar Falls; a sister, Vicky (Jim) Thompson of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Rick (Chris) Davis of Cedar Rapids and Gary (Julie) Moore of Colleyville, Texas; a cousin, Denise Dodd of Grundy Center; and many nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be on Saturday, APril 22, 2017, from 1 to 4 PM at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories in Waterloo. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Karen’s family.