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Karen Sue Harlow

July 21, 1950 - June 10, 2021


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    Julie says

    My Aunt Karen was an adventurous, musical, fun, loving, courageous, compassionate person who loved Jesus and her family with all of her heart. I hope to be the kind of aunt she was to me growing up.

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    John K. Schueller says

    My condolences to the Harlow family and friends. Karen was always friendly and had a good, fun attitude. Interactions with her were some of my pleasant memories of my time in Indiana.

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    Marilyn Weber says

    I’m with you in thoughts and prayers as you remember and celebrate Karen’s life.
    Karen will be forever in my heart and memories.

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    Jan Blau says

    Karen was a wonderful, gracious Christian woman who shared her love of the lord with everyone. I am sorry she had such a difficult battle to face toward the end of her life.
    Now she is free and in peace forever. Missing her so much. Jan Blau

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Karen Sue Harlow, age 70, of West Lafayette, Indiana, passed away on June 10, 2021, at Bickford Assisted Living Community of Lafayette, Indiana.

She was born July 21, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Nobel and Betty (Martin) Richardson.  On October 5, 1985 she married Stanley Harlow, who survives at their residence.

Other survivors include two daughters:  Rebecca (Shane) Brightwell and Rachel (Montel) Frazier, both of Lafayette, and seven grandchildren, Rhailey, Braiden, Sawyer, and Samarrah Brightwell, and Aniyah, Khiana, and Rayvon Frazier, and two older sisters Nancy (Bruce) Head of Celina, Ohio, and Barbara (Jack) Norton of Oaklandon, Indiana.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws Ralph and Virginia Harlow.

She was a 1968 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School.  Karen worked for many years as a secretary at Purdue University, eventually working for the man who would become her husband.  Throughout their years of marriage, Karen and Stan enjoyed traveling throughout the United States together.  Some of her other hobbies included hiking, especially on the Appalachian Trail, and canoeing the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota, with her sister Barbara and many other friends.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lafayette, and was very active in its Stephen Ministries and The Lafayette Great Banquet.  She volunteered at the YWCA Women’s Shelter.

Funeral services will be help 3:00 pm Wednesday 16-Jun-2021 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 N 21st Street, Lafayette, IN 47904.   Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 before the funeral.

The service is available virtually at zoom.us, click  the “join meeting” tab then enter the meeting number 765-490-4234 and the password:  tmg2020.

Memorial donations may be made to the YWCA Woman’s Shelter, Joyful Journey’s, or Bickford Memory Care.

Tippecanoe Funeral and Cremation Services will be assisting with the arrangements.