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Karen Sue Chapman

June 1, 1963 — June 26, 2024
Prescott, Kansas

Karen Sue Chapman, age 61, of Prescott, Kansas, passed away on June 26, 2024.  Karen was born the daughter of Edwin J. and Bernadine Estelle Pratt Chapman on June 1, 1963, at Pontiac, Michigan.

She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development and worked many years with the Upstart program.  Karen enjoyed gardening, chickens, sewing, crocheting, and going to craft shows.  She also loved her dogs, studying and reading the Bible, baking, RV camping and going on motorcycle rides.  But most of all she loved being a mom and grandma.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  Karen is survived by her longtime companion, Hans Newsom; a daughter, Krista Roberts (Morgan); two sons, Levi Allen and fiancée Trentity, Gage Allen and fiancée, Emma; a sister, Cindy Collison; two brothers, Ed Chapman and Curtis Chapman; and five grandchildren, Olivia, Zayden, Zoey, Creed and Christian.

Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6th, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to service time. Contributions are suggested to Schneider Funeral Home to help defray the funeral expenses for the family, these may be sent to Schneider Funeral Home P.O. Box 525 Pleasanton, Kansas  66075.  Online condolences may be left at

(Published in the Linn County Journal on June 29, 2024.)

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