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Karen Marie Wilson

Karen Marie Wilson, 52, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 27, 2013, surrounded by family.

She was born on June 7, 1961 in Austin, Texas, to Robert Bivens and Margaret Knoblich. She married Keith Wilson on September 16, 2005.

Karen was a resident of Cabool for the past eight years and worked at the Cabool School District for the last six years. She worked for Bank of America as a departmental manager for 17 years in North Kansas City prior to moving to Cabool.

Karen loved to watch her daughter’s volleyball and basketball games and work the family farm with her husband Keith.

Karen was preceded by her father, Robert Bivens.

She is survived by her husband, Keith, her daughter, Makayla, and her mother, Margaret, all of Cabool; five brothers, Bob Bivens, Michael Bivens, Tim Bivens, David Bivens and Ronnie Bivens, all from Kansas City, Missouri; and one sister, Sherry Shuert of Butler, Missouri.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, at the funeral chapel. Karen was laid to rest in the Wilson Family Cemetery on their farm on Monday, July 29, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.

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In lieu of flowers, Karen requested that donations be made to the Cabool Middle School Volleyball Program.

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