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Karen Ann Getz

Karen Ann Getz, age 78, of Cove, Arkansas died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on Wednesday, September 30, 1942 to John and Evelyn Norbom Norup in Pontiac, Michigan.

Karen was a Christian woman and member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena. She was always very family oriented and showered her family with lots of love. She was very proud to become a licensed nurse, and worked as an LVN in assisted living for many years before retiring. Karen was passionate about animals and would often volunteer at the humane society. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Karen enjoyed flowers, gardening, crafts and painting in her free time. She loved to travel, and her favorite place to travel was West Texas. Karen made amazing wreaths and found joy in classical and old Christmas music like Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. Lighthouses were always her favorite hobby, she collected many of them and also traveled to see lighthouses wherever she could. Karen was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Karen is survived by her loving husband, Harry Getz of Cove; one son and daughter in law, John and Kim Getz of Mesquite, Texas; one daughter and son in law, Heidi and Danny Cromeens of Cleveland, Texas; one brother and sister in law, Joseph and Lois Henrion of West Palm Beach, Florida; one sister and brother in law, Elizabeth and James Savedes of Orlando, Florida; five grandchildren, Megan Cromeens, Tyler Cromeens, Baylie Cromeens, Dakota More, and Tanner Getz; numerous nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena, Arkansas with Pastor Timothy Henning officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas at 366 Polk Rd 50, Mena, AR 71953 or to the Trinity Lutheran Church at 1010 Dequeen St, Mena, AR 71953.

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