My Pulse News

Mena, Arkansas, News covering Polk County and the surrounding area

Karen Renee Pennington

Karen Renee Pennington of Mena, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2024, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Saturday, January 30, 1954.

Karen was a homemaker and a retired preschool teacher. She was an excellent cook and she enjoyed canning. She was also an avid Razorbacks fan, especially Hog Baseball.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Thurston Taylor and Laveena Taylor.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Pennington of Mena; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeremy and Jo Givens of Sparkman, and Joe and Jane Givens of Sparkman; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ron Bacon of Byron, Georgia; grandchildren, Conner Givens and fiancée Molly Thompson of Rogers, Alyssa Poindexter and Joey of Rogers, Jasmine Givens of Sparkman; and one great-grandchild, Beckett Poindexter of Rogers.

A private celebration of Karen’s life is planned for a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Acorn High School FFA chapter.

About Author

Share This Post