OBITUARY

Karen Sue Rothove

January 10, 1956February 21, 2019
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Karen Sue Rothove, 63, of Fulton, Missouri passed away on February 21, 2019 at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Elmer Hagood at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hatton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Karen was born on January 10, 1956 in Mexico, Missouri to the late Henry and Elnora Turner Hagood. She was married to Duane Rothove on September 27, 1997 in Auxvasse, MIssouri and he survives. Karen was a 1974 graduate of North Callaway High School and she attended Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia, Missouri. She enjoyed traveling and shopping for clothes and shoes but her greatest love was spending time with her family. She is also survived by her daughter, Sarah (Michael) Demkowicz of Holts Summit; son, Thomas Testerman of Fulton; step-daughters, Marla Rothove and Kimberly Rothove both of Fulton; step-sons, David Rothove of Northfork, Virginia and Ronald (Sara) Rothove of Mokane, Missouri; sister, Mary Tull of Fulton; brothers, Rev. Elmer (Geri) Hagood of Ewing, Missouri and David (Robin) Hagood of Ozark, Missouri; grandchildren, Brayden, Annika and Kaleesi Demkowicz along with several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.

  • FAMILY

  • Henry Hagood, Father
  • Elnora Turner Hagood, Mother
  • Duane Rothove, Husband
  • Sarah (Michael) Demkowicz, Daughter
  • Thomas Testerman, Son
  • Marla Rothove, Step-Daughter
  • Kimberly Rothove, Step-Daughter
  • David Rothove, Step-Son
  • Ronald (Sara) Rothove, Step-Son
  • Mary Tull, Sister
  • Rev. Elmer (Geri) Hagood, Brother
  • David (Robin) Hagood, Brother
  • Brayden Demkowicz, Grandson
  • Annika Demkowicz, Granddaughter
  • Kaleesi Demkowicz, Granddaughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Paul Brown, Pallbearer
  • Rusty McCormick, Pallbearer
  • Phillip Hagood, Pallbearer
  • Chris Johnson , Pallbearer
  • Ronald Rothove, Pallbearer
  • David Hagood, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • American Diabetes Association

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, February 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Karen Sue Rothove

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Doris Griffith

February 25, 2019

I remember how much she loved Christmas and loved decorating for it.

Carrie Griffith

February 25, 2019

I remember how she always made me feel welcome and like a member of the family. The laughs, smiles and kind words meant so much to me.

Sharon Dean

February 25, 2019

Mary Tull, so sorry to hear the passing of your sister. Praying for Karen’s family and friends.
Sharon (Matteson) Dean

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Karen and Toby!

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Tommy and Karen

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Karen and Her Daughter, Sarah

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Sarah, Karen and Duane at the Landing In Branson!

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Karen and Duane In Branson

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Karen and Toby!

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Tommy and Karen

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Karen and Her Daughter, Sarah

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Sarah, Karen and Duane at the Landing In Branson!

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Karen and Duane In Branson

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Karen and Tori.

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Karen, Tommy, Sarah and Brayden at The Zoo!

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Karen, Duane, Sarah, Michael & Her Grandbabies!

Biography

Karen Sue (Hagood) Rothove's life began on January 10th, 1956. She was born at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, MO. The Daughter of Henry Dunbar and Elnora Mary (Turner) Hagood. Karen was raised in Hatton, MO with her three older siblings; Elmer, Mary and David. The baby of the family, she was very much loved and adored by her family. She spent her childhood going to church with her family. She played the tambourine and sang in the choir. This is what shaped her into who she was. She participated in Missionettes with awards and also 4-H.
Karen graduated from North Callaway High School in Kingdom City, MO in 1974. Then she went to Tech School for Childcare. Afterwards, she got married to her first husband who was in the Navy.
Anyone who came into contact with Karen would know a good amount about her within 10 minutes, Probably a little too much. She was very talkative and would tell you all of her life challenges if you would listen. She had many friends throughout her life. Childhood friend Jeanie Starke, Rosie Hoover and best friends besides her husband, Duane were Ada Mulkins, and Vicky McCormack Francis.
On September 27, 1997, Karen married Duane Keith Rothove at a church in Auxvasse, MO in front of her family, children and friends.
Karen was blessed with two children; Thomas Testerman and Sarah (Michael) Demkowicz; and four step-children; David Rothove, Marla Rothove, Ronald (Sara) Rothove and Kimberly Rothove. She also was blessed with three grandchildren; Brayden Demkowicz, Annika Demkowicz, and Kaleesi Demkowicz; and three step-grandchildren; Emberlynn Rothove, Cedric Rothove and Peter Rothove. She lived for her children and grandchildren.
Karen was very family oriented. Her number one priority was spending time with her family, it was very important to her. Known as Aunt Sue to her nieces and nephews, she dedicated her life to all those she loved. Whether it was a school performance, ball game, birthday party, wedding, a holiday, or some small event; She was attending. She loved fiercely. She was dependable, loving and caring.
Karen worked many various places: A small restaurant in Auxvasse, MO and various fast food restaurants; McDonald's and Wendy's. She also worked as a Housekeeper for a short period of time at Fulton State Hospital. Also, at a Nursing home in Fulton. She even Shuck oysters in Florida. However, her primary occupation was a homemaker.
If you knew Karen, one of the first things you would most likely think of is Walmart. She would spend hour after hour in that store. Shopping was her number one hobby. Other hobbies included crocheting, watching movies/television, fishing and being outdoors.
Karen wasn’t much of a sports fan and didn’t participate in sports but she did root for the North Carolina Tarheels, Missouri Tigers and the Miami Dolphins.
Though Karen had many health issues, she had high moral standards and traditional values, she was definitely strong in her faith and knew her forever home would heal her. Religion and faith were so very important to her. Throughout her life she attended Assembly of God churches. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Fulton for many years and Praise Assembly of God in Columbia for over 25 years. During her time at Praise Assembly she taught Sunday school classes and taught Missionettes.



Traveling was something Karen enjoyed. She loved going to the beach in Florida and North Carolina. She also enjoyed traveling to Branson, for family reunions and also just with her husband, Duane. She enjoyed visiting her brother, David and his wife, Robby in Ozark, Mo. She also enjoyed visiting her big brother, Elmer and his wife, Geri in Ewing, MO. She especially enjoyed visiting her daughter, son in law and grandchildren in Louisiana. They always had a great time on their visits, of course a lot of shopping was involved at the Louisiana Boardwalk.
Throughout the years Karen had many pets. A white cat named Snowball, a black poodle she called Doodle, White poodle named Toby, a Yorkie named Tinkerbelle, and various other pets. One of her Favorite pets was Ladybug (Lady), a Mutt, who was a best friend for 15 years. Karen grew up around farm animals, so she had a love for animals. Her Favorite Animal was the Dolphin.
Karen loved giving. She was one of the most giving people. Family members will tell you that she gave the best gifts. She just knew what you liked and what kind of gifts to give. She always had an opinion. She didn’t care if you liked her opinion or not, you were going to hear it anyways. She will be greatly missed.
Karen passed away of natural causes due to many illnesses, mainly due to her Diabetes, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson City, MO on February 21, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Duane; Her two children, four step-children, six grandchildren, three siblings, many nieces, several nephews and many other family members and friends. Services were held at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, MO. She was laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hatton, MO.