In Memory

Karen Jean Edes (Sellen)

Karen Jean Edes (Sellen)

Karen Jeanne Sellen passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with leukemia on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  Karen was born August 20, 1946 in Newark, NJ.  She loved her job as an LPN at Wesley Acres in Des Moines, Iowa, prior to her retirement.  She was talented at needlepoint and crafts, but above all, she treasured time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She is survived by her son, Jeremy Sellen; daughter, Meagan (Bob) Evans; and her grandchildren, Malikye, Teagan, Chloe and Gabriel Evans.  She is also survived by her siblings, Bill, Robert Jr., and Barb; sister-in-law, Verna Smith and other loving relatives and many special friends.  In addition to her husband, Denis, Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marjorie Edes and her son Michael William Sellen.  She will be laid to rest in a private family committal next to her husband of 46 years, Denis Sellen, at Iowa Veteran Cemetery.

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10/27/17 10:13 AM #1    

Erna Fox (Messenger)

Karen and I had many classes together at NeHi and homerooms. She was always pleasent and polite. I dont have any special event other than always saying hello to me as we passed in hallways.

10/31/17 03:26 PM #2    

Sharron Hemberger (Mineo)

So sorry to hear about Karen's passing.  Prayers for peace and love to her family!

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