Karen E. Abelein
Karen E. Abelein, 55, passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2020, at home. She was born Oct. 30, 1964, to Norman and Mary Ellen (Baker) Richard. On Sept. 1, 2007, she married Stephen Abelein, who preceded her in death on April 26, 2011.
Karen treasured her family. She had a tender heart and a loving spirit that will be missed by many. She enjoyed NASCAR and cooking. Her hugs were the best and she loved her music. Karen loved the Lord. She loved going to Kid Rock concerts.
She is survived by her children, Joey Whalen, Germany, Steven Whalen, California; mother, Mary Richard; sisters, Sandra, Diana, Tishia, Terry, Chanda, Lisa, Crystal; brothers, Mike, Tim and Randy; one granddaughter, Sofia; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 E. Marion St., Converse, Indiana. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Mike Bullock officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Converse Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.owenweilertduncan.com.
Published on February 11, 2020


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