Obituary: Karen Elaine Pace

March 19, 1946 – July 5, 2022

Karen Elaine (Skeen) Pace, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born on March 19, 1946, she was the daughter of Roy R. and Imogene (Davis) Skeen. She married Charles Ross Pace on April 7, 1977, and he survives. Karen retired from The Times Mail as the receptionist and had also worked part-time at Edward D. Jones. She was a graduate of Fayetteville High School with the class of 1964 and attended the Orleans Christian Church and the Liberty Baptist Church. She loved to go shopping, arts and crafts, and her Yorkies, Candi and Holli.

Surviving Karen is her husband, Charles Ross Pace; her son, Corey (Jennifer) Pace of Bedford; two grandchildren, Jaslynne Pace and Jerilynne Pace; and one sister, Mary Edna Mathews of Bedford.

Karen was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Skeen of Orleans and Michael Skeen of Florida; and one sister, Margie (Skeen) Reynolds of Avoca and Florida.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Tom Bostic officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial in Karen’s memory to the White River Humane Society.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements for Karen Elaine (Skeen) Pace.

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