Karen France, 60

Karen Sue France, 60, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at her home. She was born to Lacy and Mary (Miller) Carpenter on Nov. 13, 1953 in Wabash. Her parents survive in Wabash.

She was a 1972 Wabash High School graduate. Karen married Terry D. France on July 11, 1971; he survives. She was a dedicated teacher aide for the Wabash City Schools. Karen loved reading, writing, books, and poetry. She thoroughly enjoyed and had a gift for helping the kids at school. Karen especially loved her family and grandchildren.

She is also survived by Scott France (Tammy) and Brandon France (Emily) both of Wabash; grandchildren, Isabel, Jonah, Maggie, Solomon, Jacob, and Sophia, all of Wabash; sisters, Mrs. Chris (Janice) Perkins, Iowa and Mrs. Greg (Diane) Pankop, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Carpenter.

Burial will be at a later date.

Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash City Schools- after School tutoring program or Wabash girl’s tennis program, P.O. Box 744, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Arrangements were entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to

Posted on 2014 Oct 07