Karen Elsasser

Karen L Elsasser (Harrison)

Thursday, August 18th, 1938 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Karen L. Elsasser, age 80, of Abilene, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene.

She was born August 18, 1939 in Clay Center, the daughter of Walter and Marie (Carpenter) Harrison. She attended Myersdale Grade School and graduated from Wakefield High School with the class of 1957.

On July 8, 1958 Karen was united in marriage to Harvey D. Elsasser. Karen was a medical secretary at Ft. Riley for many years and was a medical receptionist for Dr. Hamel in Chapman for many years. She enjoyed painting, humming birds, quilting, and her flower garden.

Karen is survived by her two loving children Dan Elsasser and his wife Melody of Abilene, Sandy Clemence and her husband Mike of rural Abilene, brother Walt Harrison, Jr of Sahuarita, Arizona, three grandchildren Michela Brown (David) of Abilene, Samantha Horn (Tim) of Abilene, Amanda Kohman (Matt) of Abilene, and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Harvey on January 31, 2018, granddaughter Mykel Nicole Clemence and her parents.

Her final resting place will be in the Highland Cemetery at Wakefield, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dickinson County and sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Monday, June 29th, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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  • Interment

    Highland Cemetery
    WAKEFIELD, KS 67487
Services are private.


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Walt and Marilyn Harrison, Wendi, Tracey and famil sent flowers to the family of Karen L Elsasser (Harrison).
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Shari Cooper

Posted at 04:43pm
Dan and Sandy, I was so sad to hear from my dad (Howard Warnock) of your mother's passing. Mom (Bonnie Warnock Cain) and I were truly just enjoying memories of the days we were on Old Hwy 40, and all the fun we had. Sledding down your hill, sleep overs, camping at the lake, Barbies etc. We looked at some old black and white photos even. Even though we've lost touch, I will always treasure the days we were neighbors and friends. May special memories and the support of family and friends ease the pain of your loss.
Friends always, Shari Warnock Cooper, Howard and Bonnie

Bob Bow

Posted at 11:12pm
Sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She stopped by to see me last summer, I believe she had recently moved to a house at Brown's Memorial Park. I first met her and Harvey when I was in the army at Irwin Army Hospital, 1971. She was so kind to me and others so far from home. Rest in Peace dear lady.
Bob Bow

Walt and Marilyn Harrison, Wendi, Tracey and famil

Posted at 06:27pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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