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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
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Karen Sue Brown

Karen Sue Brown

Sunday, June 15th, 1941 - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Karen Sue “Fuzz” Brown, age 78, of Bloomfield, Indiana passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 15, 1941 in Monroe County to Thomas Henry Baranski and Susie May Clemens.
Karen was a wonderful and loving housewife. She was a great mother and was a kind and caring grandmother. Karen loved her IU and Duke Basketball, and of course the Indianapolis Colts. She loved decorating for the holidays, Christmas being her favorite and having everyone over for big family dinners. Karen married Larry R. Brown and enjoyed 44 years of wonderful married bliss.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Judith Robertson and Beverly Shields, and brother, James Shields.
Karen is survived by her husband, Larry R. Brown of Bloomfield, sisters, Ruth Blackwell of Bedford, Debbie Shields of Bloomington, and Sherry Shields of Bloomington, brother, John Shields and wife Rhonda of Ellettsville, one son and two daughters, Lisa J. Rinkel and husband Tom of Olympic WA, Jeff L. White and wife Teresa of Bloomington, and Tammy Cross and husband Terry of Dugger, two step-kids, Linda Seek and Ray Brown, ten grandchildren, Cody and Zacery White of Bloomington, Amanda and Nick Rinkel of WA, Rachael Hanelink, Sam and Nate Seek, Sherry Stevenson of Bloomington, and Tyler and Kyle Cornelius of Dugger, and several great nieces and great nephews. She also had the wonderful joy of five great-grandbabies, Lila and Tristan, Everly, and twins A & B due in September. She is loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Visitation for Karen will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church East, 2700 E. Rogers Rd. Bloomington, Indiana 47401.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church East, with burial to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. John Robertson will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in Karen’s name to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church East.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
    2700 E. Rogers Road
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
    2700 E. Rogers Road
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  • Interment

    Valhalla Memory Gardens
    310 N. Johnson Ave.
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Posted at 08:03am
Dearest Larry saddened to read of Karen's passing,, may the Lord place His soothing hands upon you and your family, your pew sharer at Sherwood Oaks church, Susie Hamilton


Posted at 07:36am
She was a very caring person along with her husband.They were the kind of people who were always thinking of others. They visited the sick or loved ones who couldn't get around very well .After her mother passed away she was like the mother in her family and with so many other people as well if you needed something she was there to help anyway she could.She had one of the sweetest hearts you could have ever been bless to be around.Your presents will be missed.Your love will always be felt.Love you Belinda Massey and family.

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