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Karen Lyn WellsMay 29, 1953 ~ October 7, 2017 (age 64)
Karen Lyn Wells, 64, of Allegan, passed away at her home on October 7, 2017, with her husband at her side.
Karen had been married to Russ Wells for 34 years. She didn't have any children of her own but that didn't stop her from loving her many nieces and nephews like they were her own. Two that she was especially close to were her great-niece, Sarah Hannah Payne, and her great-great-niece, Jayda Maynard. Over the years, many of her "kids" would go to her for advice and support.
Karen spent her working years as a seamstress. Even when she stopped working, she would still be fixing clothes for people. She just enjoyed sewing.
Karen made many friends during her life. She was always one to speak her mind, whether it was what you wanted to hear or not. This was one of the many traits that people were drawn to her for. She would tell you the truth no matter what. You always knew where you stood with Karen. She had many people that she called family, even though they weren't really related. She just opened her heart to so many people.
Karen enjoyed going to the casino and hunting morel mushrooms. For many years, she and her husband would take a week of vacation and head north to the woods. A good number of those mushroom trips were spent camping with her sister Gay and her family. It was their yearly tradition. She always had to come home with a new mushroom shirt or candle or yard ornament. It just wasn't the same if she didn't come home with it.
The other family members that Karen leaves behind is her sister, Betty Scofield, her sisters-in-laws, Marion Strickfaden and Mary Strickfaden, her brother-in-law, Larry Butcher Sr., Dan Wells, Howard Wells, David Wells and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Katherine Strickfaden, two brothers, John and Bill Strickfaden; and two sisters, Janice Holloway and Gay Butcher.
Per Karen's wishes, there will not be a funeral service.Karen will be loved and missed by many.