Karen DeVore, 71 of Chariton, passed away June 26, 2022. According to Karen’s wishes, a private gravesides service will be held at the Mt. Zion Cemetery near her farm. Memorials in Karen’s memory may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Karen Marie Culver was born September 19, 1950, to Kenneth Russell and Della Fulton Culver in Creston, Iowa. She started school in Oskaloosa, Iowa and then attended 1st grade on in Chariton, Iowa.
On August 4, 1967, Karen was united in marriage to Larry DeVore. To this union, five children were born.
Karen worked several years at Gross Galesburg. She then worked at Country Chef and Jan’s Diner. She drove a school bus for Southeast Warren for a time, then worked at Hardees and Pizza Hut before retiring. In retirement, Karen did a lot of baking, cooking, and canning her garden produce.
Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Larry DeVore; son, Larry Stephen DeVore; mother, Della Fulton Culver; father, Kenneth Russell Culver; sister, Nina Bellon; brother- in-law, Ed Pridgen; sister-in-law, Vicki DeVore Jones; and nephew, Jeremy DeVore.
She is survived by 4 children: Ervan (Sheila) DeVore, Melissa (Dante) Pierangeli, Elycia (Mitch) Parker, and Mala (Nick) Neal; 6 grandchildren: Austin (Sam) Pierangeli, Colton Pierangeli, Hailey (Tyler Provence) Deemer, Tristan Deemer, Riley DeVore, and Ryan DeVore; great granddaughter, Ella Jo Pierangeli; great grandsons, Gavin Pierangeli and Easton Truman Provence; and sister, Judy Pridgen.
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