Karen Sue Kirkgard

Karen Sue Kirkgard, 68, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Memorial Service: 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29th at Church of the Open Door.

Karen was born May 7, 1950 in St. Louis, MO.  She was an avid horse lover and rider who thrived on participating in horse shows.  She was a Realtor for a number of years before deciding to go back to school to become a Registered Nurse, graduating from Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA in 1996. She served as a hospice nurse until 2017, when she retired alongside her husband, Robert, to Waco.  Karen loved the Lord and her family.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, Nate & Rose Davis; her brother, Larry Davis; sister, Marilyn McHughes; and step-son, Casey Kirkgard.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert A Kirkgard; step-son, Clint Kirkgard and wife, Darlin of Waco; grandson, Kaesyn; nephew, Tom Jump of Waco and wife, Marcie, who is also one of Karen’s closest friends; niece, Carrie Spradling and husband, Lance; nephew, Mike McHughes of Shreveport, LA; and many close friends, as well as extended family members who are dear to Karen’s heart.

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Place of Service: Church of the Open Door , 900 N. Loop 340; Waco, TX 76705



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  1. Danny Tomlinson

    What a wonderful person Karen is. It was our honor and privilege to be a part of her life and to provide care and support for her and Robert. We wish to extend our condolences to her family and friends. May you find encouragement and support as you share many wonderful memories of Karen and her life.
    Chaplain Danny Tomlinson
    Providence Hospice

  2. Bobbie Holloway

    So sadden about Karen,s death but I know where her home is now and I will see her again one day. I miss her texts which was how we kept in touch or phone calls which she preferred . I have lots of beautiful memories of “KK” a name I knew her by for so many years. I am still in disbelief. Lots of love sent your way and if you ever just need to chat about her and share our memories I’m just a text or phone call away. God go with you as you say bye for now. I know I said mine Three years ago in October.

  3. I worked with karen in hospice. She was a very sweet person. She will be missed by many.

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