Karen Lee Kling, 70 of Crete, Nebraska passed away on August 2, 2020. Karen was born on February 22, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska to Leah Mary (Chase) Shelburn. Karen married Melvin Kling on October 26, 1974 in Omaha, Nebraska. Together they had five children Jennifer, Andrew, Lucas, Benjamin, and Marybeth.
Karen enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables as well as writing letters to people. She collected Care Bears and loved to watch wrestling on television. Karen also loved to write and send cards to her loved ones with stickers decorated all over each card and envelope.
Karen is preceded in death by her mother, Leah and her sister, Gretchen Shelburn. She is survived by her husband Melvin Kling of Crete, Nebraska, brother Gary Shelburn of Pleasanton, Nebraska, sister Leslie Graske and son-in-law Lee Graske of Elk City, Nebraska. Karen is also survived by her daughter Jennifer Sims and son-in-law Mario Sims of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son Andrew Kling and fiance Julie Pinkston of Lincoln, Nebraska, son Lucas Kling and daughter-in-law April Kling of Fairbury, Nebraska, son Benjamin Kling and daughter-in-law Christina Kling of Seward, Nebraska, daughter Marybeth Chanchavac and son-in-law Ottoniel Cruz Chanchavac Sanchez of Crete, Nebraska, and nine grandchildren.
Memorial Service on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Radiant Springs Church, 1910 West 12th Street, Crete, NE 68333.
Memorial cards and flowers for the family can be brought to the church or sent through Aspen Cremation Service, 4822 Cleveland Ave., Lincoln, NE. Please have flowers delivered to the church.
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