Karen Lynn (Ison) Sites

24 February, 195621 November, 2019

Karen Ison Sites of Columbia, SC passed into eternity November 21, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Karen was born in Lexington, Kentucky on February 24, 1956. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Franklin Sites. She is also survived by her brother, Johnny Riggs of West Liberty, Kentucky. She was predeceased by her brother, Ronald Goodman.

Karen was a loving mother to her two daughters, Laura Hope Disher (Hewie) and Jamie Sites Hedrick (Alex). Her greatest joy was found in her five grandchildren, Jordyn Caitlyn Disher, Jacob Daniel Tetreault, Jonathan Cole Tetreault, Julian Skylar Disher, and Madison Faith Disher. While grand mothering was her favorite past time, she also enjoyed baking, reading and shopping.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, SC from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, November 27, 2019, also at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, SC at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Mount Horeb Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chapin, SC. Karen's family have requested that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in lieu of flowers.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memorials Processing


  • Visitation Tuesday, 26 November , 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 27 November , 2019


Karen Lynn (Ison) Sites

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Stacey Copeland

27 November 2019

Karen was an amazing person all around. I first met Karen as a Manager at SalonCentric in West Columbia. She always was positive, had a smile on her face, and went above and beyond to help anybody and everybody no matter the situation. I am truly going to miss her!! I am sending lot and lots of prayers to the family especially her children and grandchildren they meant the world to her.

Margaret & Nelson Taylor

25 November 2019

Karen was our neighbor. She loved her family immensely and talked about them all the time, especially her grandchildren. Karen was a very kind and gentle woman, always thinking of others. She will be missed by Nelson and me. Heaven is a real place and I will see her again.