Karen Ruth De Board, 66, of Topeka, passed away Friday, September 2, 2022.
She was born March 11, 1956, in Winfield, Kansas, the daughter of Loyd Preston and Lois Faye (Knapp) Call.
Karen graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1974. She furthered her education receiving a Bachelor of Science from Pittsburg State University. She was a 4-H member and a 4-H instructor with her daughters while they were growing up. She played basketball in high school and college and took part in the ROTC program while attending college.
Karen worked as a Registered Nurse for 40 years at William Newton Hospital in Winfield, Kansas prior to retirement.
Mrs. De Board was a member of the Church of the Nazarene (Winfield and Derby) prior to moving to Topeka. While attending Winfield Church of the Nazarene she coached Bible Quizzing. She was also a Celebrity Patron of the Topeka Civic Theater.
Karen married Allan Michael De Board on January 26, 1980 in Cedar Vale, Kansas.
Survivors include her husband, Allan De Board of Topeka; daughters, Rebecca (Eric) Winder of North Platte, NE, Beth (Casey Weltha) De Board of Emporia, KS and Sarah (David) Rodecap of Topeka; grandson, Tristan Weltha and granddaughter, Clorita Rodecap; brothers, Charles (Laura) Call of Holton, KS, Keith (Cindy) Call of Udall, KS, Dwight (Mary) Call of Cedar Vale, KS and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 9, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Penwell-Gabel Cremations, Funerals and Receptions, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604. A graveside service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery, 3616 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66606.
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