Obituary for Karen Sue Patton


Karen Sue Patton

December 26, 1948 - July 7, 2020

Karen Sue Patton, 71, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2020. She was born on December 26, 1948 to the late Ralph Adams and Roberta Bridgford.

Karen grew up on the southside of Indianapolis and was a graduate of Southport High School class of 1967. She was a retiree from Ely Lilly.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin Patton; son, Jeff Hendricks of Unionville, IN; daughter, Tammy Jackson of Indianapolis, IN; seven grandchildren, Kayla Kendall, Zachary Kendall, Julia Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Colton Jackson, Luke Jackson all of Indianapolis, IN, and Louise Hendricks of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents and two older brothers, William (Bill) and George (Bob) Adams.

Karen was extremely social and loved to gather with friends and family. She was a fighter and a believer in positivity. Her presence will be greatly missed.

There will be a memorial service at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 South East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227, at a future date to be determined.

Ella Vinci Patton posted on July 17, 2020

Both Gary and I were very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. I wish I had been able to know her more than I was able to. She was always sweet and kind to others.

Gwen Hamilton posted on July 17, 2020

Karen was many things: a friend, a loving person, a very giving and generous person, but most of all a tenacious fighter. I will miss her very much.

Gwen Hamilton posted on July 17, 2020

Karen was a very special person and friend. She will be greatly missed.

carol ball posted on July 13, 2020

She was a redhat. She love spending time with her redhat friends. We well miss her

Mary Susan Paxson posted on July 13, 2020

Karen was my cousin on my father's side--John Parmer. We grew up together on the Southside of Indianapolis and both were graduated from Southport High School. Our families were together most weekends: playing cards, bowling, and having parties on the holidays. She was more like a sister to me. I will miss her smiling face. She endured much but with a very good attitude. Susie Paxson


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