Karen Kay Middleton, 80, Somerset, died at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Marion, to James Curtis and N. Maxine (Pace) Hopkins.
Karen was a 1958 graduate of Wabash High School, and a 1961 graduate of the Lutheran School of Nursing. She married Howard Robert Middleton in Wabash on June 29, 1963; he died June 29, 2015. Karen was a registered nurse at Wabash County Hospital and Millers Merry Manor, retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church. Karen enjoyed volunteering her time serving others. She also enjoyed flower gardening, yard work, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
She is survived by two children, Jennifer (Steve) Unger of Wabash; and Andy (Leslie) Middleton of Indianapolis; four grandchildren: Calvin Unger and Kayla (Dan) Copeland, both of Wabash; Margaret Middleton and Jake Middleton, both of Indianapolis; great grandson, Blake Daniel Copeland of Wabash; sister, Rita Miller of Wabash; and two half brothers, Gerald Hopkins of Wabash, and Gene Hopkins of Nashville, Tennessee. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
There will be a Celebration of Karen’s life, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Wabash Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is MGH Cancer Center, 441 N Wabash Ave, Marion, IN 46952.