Karen Boyle

Memorial services for Karen Boyle, 65, Lawrence, KS will be held at a later date. Karen passed away Monday, October 05, 2020 at LMH Health with her family by her side.

Karen was born on September 3, 1955 in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Arvin and Dorothy Powell.

She worked as a fork lift operator for Hallmark Cards for 36 years until she retired. She then got her CNA and worked for Brandon Woods and Pioneer Ridge. Karen was a hard worker. She loved helping and taking care of all of the residents. As if they were her own family.

She married Rick Boyle on March 29, 1974 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her daughter, Lisa (Patrick) Bishop, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Cash Bishop, Gracy Bishop; two brothers, Roger (Jill) Powell, Brian (Dorothy) Powell; Rick’s siblings, Ted (Patty) Boyle, Harry (Vickie) Boyle, Terry Boyle, Beverly Boyle, and many loved nieces and nephews.

Karen, loved spending time at the cabin on the lake, planting flowers, paddle boating and laying out in the sun with her friends! She also loved playing Bingo (loved playing not losing), watching the Chiefs and Jayhawks (win), watching Hallmark movies and just being with her family.

She had the biggest heart and brought so much joy to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed but always remembered for her big heart! She also loved going to craft shows, festivals with her daughter, Antiquing and garage sales with her husband and spending time with her grandkids. She was the best Mom, Wife, Grandma, Daughter, Sister and Friend! She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

23 Condolences

  1. Monica on October 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss Lisa and family. Sending prayers for your entire family and thinking of you all.

  2. Cindy Spreer Perry,Ks. on October 9, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    So sorry for the passing of Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I knew Karen,Brian and Dorothy from Hallmark. ????????????????????????

  3. Jolene & Bobbie Brown on October 9, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    So sorry to hear the passing of Karen. We worked our careers at Hallmarks with Karen. She was so sweet. I had many conversations with her and she always took time with everyone and had a great smile always. She will be definitely missed. Prayers for her family.

  4. Mary J Higgins on October 9, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Karen has passed away. She was a lovely person, and she loved her family so much and talked about them often. The last time I seen Karen she was buying her grandkids their Easter candy at Dillon’s. Rest in Peace in a pain free world. We will miss your pretty smile.

  5. Connie Meyer on October 10, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Dear Lisa and family,
    You do not know me, but I am one of countless people that Karen helped at Pioneer Ridge. In the last year I have been there often visiting a resident. Karen was such a sweet woman. She always went above and beyond her duties and many times I saw her helping residents with things that she didn’t have to do. Never once did she refuse anything I asked for and she always did it with a smile. She talked to the residents and always had time for everyone. Having worked myself in public service, she was a true helper to all. I will miss her smile and her willingness to always help. She always had time for everyone. May she rest in peace. What a great lady.

  6. Susie Rockhold on October 11, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Rick and Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss of Karen.
    Please know we are thinking of you,

    Susie and Ed Rockhold

  7. Judy Coffman on October 11, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Rick and family,
    So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. We spent a lot of time together during high school and I have many memories made with her. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family.

  8. Doris I Ricks on October 11, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Rick and Family,
    Sorry for your lost. Many prayers goes up to you and the family.

    Karen was a joy to work with. She could make you laugh when you were having a bad day. Karen will be missed greatly she was a great soul.

  9. Laura Slian on October 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Karen and my mom were friends, when i was a child. One of my fondest childhood memories is a float trip she went on with us. She was such a joyful and beautiful soul. I am sorry for your families’ loss

  10. Terri Hadl on October 12, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Sending prayers for the family she was a goid lady

  11. John Hooge on October 12, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Rick, take care.

  12. Sally and Doug Baker on October 12, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Doug and I are so sorry for the loss of Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Cathy Scruggs on October 12, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Glad for the time I had working with Karen. My you find peace in knowing she was loved by all.

  14. Elizabeth Hatchett on October 13, 2020 at 3:14 am

    Karen will be missed at the lake. I always appreciated her kind spirit. So sorry for your loss.

  15. Sheila Bloom on October 13, 2020 at 7:40 am

    I will miss Karen I have worked with her several places, and loved working with her and talking to her. I will miss those talks and her friendly face. She was a wonderful woman, and I am glad that I got to know her. My prayers are with the family at this time. God Bless you.

  16. Diane M Smith on October 13, 2020 at 10:33 am

    From Diane & Gary Smith:
    I’m soooo sorry for your loss! We live in Kansas City, KS since 1993, but we lost touch with Karen as our kids grew up, jobs, etc. I remember her fondly because she was my maid of honor in our 1982 wedding! She was also there when my husband & I met for the first time at the now gone Sanctuary Club. Such fun/fond memories of Karen & I in our 20s!! A favorite is when we were tanning at her parent’s home in 60 degree weather. Her mom & dad treated us so good & enjoyed us hanging out!! What a bright sunny day on their deck, talking, laughing, & planning our lives. We tried finding Karen again at her N. Lawrence old home just last year, but we never did get to see her again. I’m heartsick about it! We want to attend her memorial, want to bring pictures, & will look for an announcement. God bless Rick, Lisa, grandkids, & the rest of the family. I thank God that she was a part of our younger selves.

  17. Brenda Dillon on October 14, 2020 at 10:19 am

    So sad and sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. My prays and thoughts go out to the family.

  18. Kristina on October 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so Sorry for your Loss Lisa, my heart is with you. The Erskin’s

  19. Ann Bell on October 20, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Karen will be missed by her Pioneer Ridge family. She had a huge heart ❤️

  20. Vickie Robertson on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

    To Brian and Roger and the rest of the family
    We are sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She will be missed. Prayers for you all. Steve Aubry and Vickie Aubry Robertson

  21. Joan and Halley Kampschroeder on October 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We will miss her at the lake thoughts and prayers with The family.

  22. John Olsen on November 18, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Always had a smile on. She loved the Lake and some of there were pretty close friends. Paddle boating, tanning and bingo were great fun for her. I will remember her amongst the good ones that made Lakeview a great place!

  23. Denise Coleman Mead on February 20, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Memories of her are all joyful.

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