Obituary: Karen Beth Hosek

June 17, 1947 – August 7, 2020

Karen Beth Hosek, 73, of Plainfield, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020, at University Heights Health and Living Community in Indianapolis.

Born June 17, 1947, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Robert Edward and Mary Edna (King) Richman.

Karen was an elementary school teacher and taught at Huron, Hymera, and Saint Susanna School in Plainfield. 

She was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University.  Karen loved teaching, reading, and her family.  She was a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children, Christopher (Molly) Hosek of Erie, Colorado, Alison Mace of Plainfield; grandchildren, Jaxon Hosek, Quincey Hosek, Victoria (Rob) Gootee, Thomas, Mace, and Troy Mace; sisters, Mary Ann Brown of Orleans, Chippy (Joe Rightley) Stewart of Huron; niece, Stephanie (Jeremy) Davis; nephew, Daniel (Laura) Stewart.

Her parents and brother-in-law, Junior Brown, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22, at Clark Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Memorial gifts can be made in Karen’s memory to the ALS Association Indiana Chapter at

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