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Karen Beth (Thompson) Feagley (Plainview)

August 28, 1943 — February 22, 2022

Karen Beth (Thompson) Feagley (Plainview)


 ~Her laugh was contagious, her personality magnetic, her devotion to her career was immense and her love of family was immeasurable.

 Our Karen Beth passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, in Glen Rose, Tx. She resided in Granbury, Tx for the past 20 years. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in the Kornerstone Chapel. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Karen was the youngest of three children born to Felton Thompson and Dorothy Faye (Brewer) Plank on August 28,1943 in Lamesa, Tx. She moved with her family to Plainview when she was a young child. Times were hard, but with endurance and the love of family they overcame astronomical hardships including Karen’s battle with polio. Her mother, who she credits for molding her into the person she became, was her hero. Karen idolized her older sister and brother who doted on her. They were each other’s world. As a family they pulled through the toughest of times and all became self taught, accomplished individuals.

Karen graduated from Plainview High School in 1961. Upon graduation, she continued her interest in radiology. It was there that she found her niche and yearned for more education. Yes, there was no doubt this would be her life-long career which she began under the direction of the Plainview Central Plains Radiology Dept. She graduated from South Plains College with an associate degree in Radiology. Her enthusiastic personality and knowledge led her to being selected as the hospital X-Ray instructor.

Karen pursued her career as the Radiology Department Supervisor in several hospitals including El Paso, Amarillo, Lubbock, Mineral Wells, and many others. All the while, assisting her mother & step-dad with the operations of various motels. She received many accolades from hospital administrators state wide for her superior work as well as for many programs she initiated within the departments. She later acquired her realtors license.

Having no children she treated her four nieces, nephew and their families as her own. She supported them throughout their life journeys. The adventures they shared with her will forever be remembered.

Some of Karen’s greatest joys were the Brewer family reunions, Christmas family gatherings, and driving endless miles with her beloved dogs, her hair blowing in the wind, listening to her favorite music and enjoying God’s West TEXAS skies. She had a deep faith and loved beautiful hymns.

ELVIS! What a thrill of a lifetime to accompany her brother, Ben and his wife, Pat, to see him in person with Buddy Holly in 1956. She loved Hershey Bars and her mother’s Chocolate pie. Along with her mother and sister, she had a keen eye for fashion. Pat enhanced Karen’s fashion by sewing beautiful dresses for her. She loved talking about the Texas Rangers, Cowboys, finances, cars and politics with Ben. She had an insatiable interest in learning, reading and making herself become the best she could be.

Karen resided the past few years in the Glen Rose Nursing Facility where she was called “Their Queen.” She enjoyed Karaoke with activity directors, Amber and Stephanie. A special thanks to Wendy and the staff who treated her with TLC. The family extends their gratitude to Delaine Taylor for being her friend and helpmate the past several years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Felton Thompson, her mother and step-father, Dorothy Faye and E.L Plank; sister, Dorothy Hawkins; sister-inlaw, Pat Thompson; niece, Darci Heiskell; nephew, Troy Thompson; great nephew, Matthew Sweatt.

She is survived by her brother, Ben F. Thompson; brother-in-Law, Joe Hawkins; nieces, Kay (Jerry) Meador, Stephanie (David) Thompson Sweatt, Kelly (Paul) Griffin; nephew, Chad (Beverly) Hawkins. Great Nephews, Jason, Landon Ross, Zachary, Seth. Great Nieces, Tori, Kira, Breanna, Brittney, Madison, Paige.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Red Cross/ Ukraine Crisis.

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