Obituary of Karen Marie Whitney-DeLeon
Karen Whitney-DeLeon was called home by the Lord on Wednesday morning on August 22, 2018, during her 2 month illness at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. Karen was 55 years old. She leaves behind her loving husband of 10 years, Benny DeLeon, mother Violet Whitney, and her brother Ed. Her cousin Dixie Flores (AKA) Sis who helped care for her several months prior to her death. She is preceded in death by her father, Clyde Whitney and numerous aunts and uncles.
Karen attended Warden Schools K through 12. After which she attended Big Bend Community College (BBCC) where she received her AA degree in Early Childhood Education, and then taught at HeadStart for 15 years. She taught Sunday School at the Warden Community Church for 10 years and also helped out in the nursery.
She has a very large extended family consisting of the DeLeon's, Whitney's, and Hick's. She was loved by everyone and never met a stranger she didn't like. Karen touched many lives and will be dearly missed. Her rescue dog, 4 year old Honey Bun will surely miss her as well.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen's name to the Diabetes Association.
Visitaion is scheduled on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 10am - 5pm at Stevens Funeral Chapel, 511 South 7th Ave., Othello, WA.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Community Church, 201 West 3rd St., Warden, WA. A viewing will begin at 10am with her funeral beginning at 11am.
Graveside services will follow immediately at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Warden, WA
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