Karen Ply, 68

Karen Sue (Graves) Ply, 68, of Peru, died at 9:38 a.m., Wednesday, March  29, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. 

She was born April 12, 1948, in Wabash,  to Gerald and Jean (Graves) Heagy.

Karen worked for Heckman Bindery in North Manchester and also as an aide at Vernon Manor in Wabash several years.  She attended the Christian Heritage Church.  Karen enjoyed camping, coloring, CB radios and also being outdoors. 

She is survived by four children, Kimberly Nethercutt, David (Katie) Ply, and Kristina (Ron) Roberts, all of Peru, and John (Kelly) Ply of Wabash;  10 grandchildren, Kristin (Chris) Bowman of Peru,  Daniel (Heather) McNear of Kokomo, Cody Ply of Centerton, Ark., Jessica (Travis) Haiflich of Auburn, Tyler Morris of Peru, Wesley Ply of Columbus, Ohio, Amber Fiers of Indianapolis, Aaron Nethercutt of Peru, Miranda Irving of Wabash, and Joetta George of Peru; 13 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Deborah (Larry) Krintz of Kokomo, and Theresa Neupert of Wabash, and her long time companion, Benjamin Alexander of Peru. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April  4, 2017 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-7 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are American Heart Association or Great Lakes Home Health and Hospice, 1815 S. Plate St., Kokomo, IN 46902.

The memorial guest book for Karen may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Mar 30