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Karen Ward

January 09, 2022

Karen Ward

Karen Ward, age 63, of Norwalk passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 unexpectedly at her residence.

She was born June 13, 1958 in Douglas Wyoming, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth F. Wood and Dorothy Ann Smothermon. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and held close bonds with many of her longtime friends from Erick, OK and Norwalk. She worked at Berry’s Restaurant in Norwalk for many years and enjoyed painting, crafts and baking.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Ward; brother, Kenneth Wood; and brothers-in-law; Tim (Burta) Smothermon, Jerrell Wayne Wilkerson and Jimmie Wilkerson; and her former husband, Bob Cristy.

She is survived by her mother Dorothy Smothermon who lives in Oregon, OH; daughter, Tamara Cristy of Cushing, OK; and her grandchildren, Spencer (Alexa Jones) Cristy of Norwalk, Aidan Cristy of Cushing, OK, Ashton Cristy of Cushing, OK and Kenzly Cristy of Cushing, OK; a great-granddaughter, Addilyn Cristy; sister-in-law, Debbie Wood; brothers: Dewayne (Charlotte Puckett) Smothermon of Lind, WA, and Robert Smothermon of Portland, OR; sisters: Charlene (Mike Reese) Smothermon of Maupin, OR, Carol Ann (Marshall) Weston of Madera, CA and, Diane (Dewayne) Yancey of Reno, NV; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life gathering for Karen will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family.

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Karen Ward, age 63, of Norwalk passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 unexpectedly at her residence.

She was born June 13, 1958 in Douglas Wyoming, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth F. Wood and Dorothy Ann Smothermon. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and held close bonds with many of her longtime friends from Erick, OK and Norwalk. She worked at Berry’s Restaurant in Norwalk for many years and enjoyed painting, crafts and baking.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Ward; brother, Kenneth Wood; and brothers-in-law; Tim (Burta) Smothermon, Jerrell Wayne Wilkerson and Jimmie Wilkerson; and her former husband, Bob Cristy.

She is survived by her mother Dorothy Smothermon who lives in Oregon, OH; daughter, Tamara Cristy of Cushing, OK; and her grandchildren, Spencer (Alexa Jones) Cristy of Norwalk, Aidan Cristy of Cushing, OK, Ashton Cristy of Cushing, OK and Kenzly Cristy of Cushing, OK; a great-granddaughter, Addilyn Cristy; sister-in-law, Debbie Wood; brothers: Dewayne (Charlotte Puckett) Smothermon of Lind, WA, and Robert Smothermon of Portland, OR; sisters: Charlene (Mike Reese) Smothermon of Maupin, OR, Carol Ann (Marshall) Weston of Madera, CA and, Diane (Dewayne) Yancey of Reno, NV; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life gathering for Karen will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family.

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