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Karen Elizabeth Thompson

Obituary for Karen Elizabeth Thompson

September 9, 1958 - June 25, 2021
Franklin, Indiana | Age 62


Karen Elizabeth Thompson (Lynn) passed away on the morning of Friday, June 25, 2021. She was 62 years old.
Karen was born September 9, 1958, in Marion, Indiana to Bennie and Marjorie (Winters) Lynn. She married William "Bill" Thompson on June 15, 2008. Sadly, Bill preceded her in death on April 22, 2021.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sean & Shannon Lynn of Tacoma, WA and beloved grandchildren Kaya & Maxwell Lynn. Also surviving are siblings, Rodney (Irene) Lynn, Diana (Carl) Redding, Debbie (Louis) Perez, and brother-in-law, Bill (Pam) Reed as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Pamela Reed.

She was a graduate of Marion High School. Karen was no stranger to hard work and found deep satisfaction from her career in truck driving where she met her husband, Bill. She was extremely proud of logging more than 3 million accident-free miles, becoming a driving instructor and later a CDL examiner. Together, she and Bill shared a love of working on their small farm and doing tractor pulls with his antique John Deere's.

Karen was a dedicated and caring wife, mother, and grandmother whose love for animals of all sizes cannot be overstated. Repeatedly overcoming difficult obstacles in life, she was a courageous and spirited woman who will be missed dearly.

There are no formal services scheduled at this time and her wish to be cremated will be honored. The family encourages all who knew and loved Karen to gather as possible to celebrate her life in their own way.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association (, American Cancer Society, or Indianapolis Humane Society (

Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory-Greenwood Chapel.

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