Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Obituary - Karen Sue Cumpton

Funeral services for Karen Cumpton of Archie, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to American Diabetes Association. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Karen Sue Cumpton, age 77 of Archie, Missouri, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, July 24, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Topeka, Kansas. She was born December 4, 1944 to Walter Henry and Grace Edna White Lawrence in Kansas City, Missouri.

Karen, one of two children, grew up in Butler, Missouri. She attended Wilcox grade school in rural Passaic and graduated from Butler High School in 1963. She married Robert Leroy Cumpton Sr. on July 12, 1964 and to this union seven children were born. Karen worked at the House of Lloyd in Grandview, Missouri for 12 years and recently retired from Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. She attended the Pleasant Hill Christian Church.

Karen is described as loving, kind, generous and giving to a fault. She lived to work and enjoyed pastimes of reading, doing word searches and puzzle books, browsing and shopping for hours, playing cards, traveling, going to the casino . . . and wine tasting with sister Mary Lou. She dearly loved her family “where hearts give freely and love prevails, where secrets are told and sweet memories live, it’s where we began and where we will end, my family all my love I give.”

Karen is survived by two sons, RC Cumpton and wife Carrie of Adrian, Missouri and Jeff Cumpton of Archie, Missouri; three daughters, Rhonda Morrow and husband Josh of Topeka, Kansas, Kerri Biggs and husband Ron of Archie, Missouri and Diana Robards and husband Michael of Adrian, Missouri; one sister, Mary Lou Wheelock of Olathe, Kansas; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren plus two on the way; and two nieces. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leroy; and two sons, Robert “Robbie” Leroy Cumpton Jr. and Earl Henry Cumpton.

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