OBITUARY

Karen Wingert

March 14, 1959January 8, 2021
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Karen Towne Wingert, 61, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2021 following a lengthy illness. Born in Alton, Illinois to Charles and Linda Towne, she later moved with her family to Houston, Texas before marrying Chris Wingert in 1981. The couple settled in Big Spring in 1984 where they lived for 27 years while raising a family. She and Chris moved to Abilene in 2011.

Karen’s loves were Jesus Christ, her husband and family, and all teenagers. She was active in First Methodist Church of Big Spring, Wylie Methodist of Abilene, Walk to Emmaus, and Youth Ministries.

She is survived by her husband Chris Wingert of Abilene; her mother Linda Towne of Houston; children Brian and Amanda Wingert of Big Spring, Crystal and Michael Hutchinson of Collierville Tennessee, Kelly and Tyler Reynolds of Fort Campbell Kentucky; four brothers, two sisters, nine special grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

Karen may have left this world but her legacy lives on in the lives of all she touched.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 6-8 pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 S in Abilene. Funeral Service will be held at Wylie United Methodist Church on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 am with interment following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve McCarn
  • Mike Towne
  • Pat Towne
  • Michael Hutchinson
  • Brian Wingert
  • Allen McGee

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Brian and Carol Policky

January 13, 2021

Brian and I are saddened to hear the news about Karen. She was a kind and compassionate woman with a big heart. We shared many memorable times. A devout Christian that shares in the Lord's glory. We were fortunate to be able to visit her and Chris during her fight with the disease. Undoubtedly, Chris devoted his life to Karen to make sure she enjoyed her life here on earth. Now, she is enjoying a pain free life with the Lord! Until we meet again - your memories live on. Rest in Peace!

Pam & Richard Steel

January 11, 2021

Karen was so special and had such a big heart for so many. I remember working side by side with her at FUMC Big Spring and through Emmaus. I can hear her laughter and see her big smile.

Chris, Crystal, Kelly & Brian - Richard & I are so sorry that you have lost Karen. May God hold each of you close today and in the coming days.

Sending you are love and prayers-
Richard & Pam

Patsy Sanchez

January 11, 2021

Patsy Sanchez

January 11, 2021

Patsy Sanchez

January 11, 2021

I met Karen when my family moved to Big Spring. She was one of the first to welcome me to Moss Elementary where my son entered as a 2nd grader. From that point we did PTA and then later Band Boosters for many years. In between there I taught her daughter Kelly in 6th grade. When my son and Kelly were seniors we had decided to take a break from band boosters. But then the band received an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Karen did a phenomenal job organizing the financial aspects of this trip. We had an amazing time. Karen and I traveled many band trips together but NYC was the best! When she moved she always made it a point to stop and say hello. She was a sweetheart. She loved her family. She loved Chris with all her heart. Heaven has earned a very special angel. I will keep the family in prayer. I may have not said it enough but I loved you Karen! You were my friend and I’m sorry I was not there for you like I should have been. I did go by one day and left you a note. I was told you were out with the family. Rest peacefully Karen! Love you!

Stan and Sue Partee

January 11, 2021

So sorry to here about Karen know you all are in our prayers
We both remember the wonderful times at Church , Youth and Tennis. So many smiles and laughter and friendship.
No words can express our sympathy for you all.
We will always remember those great times and the friendship
Chris and family know you all are in our prayers for understanding and healing peace.

Cynthia Jimenez

January 11, 2021

I remember seeing Karen at a reunion. But I always remember Karen most from High School. She was so kind to everyone and a friend to all. She is with our Lord now and resting with no pain. I regret not keeping in touch with her but cherish the fond memories.

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