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Karen Mae Croddy-Brazzel

December 29, 1943September 18, 2021

With sadness the family of Karen Mae (Croddy) Brazzel, 77, announces her passing September 18, 2021. She was born on December 29, 1943 to Gerrell & Ruth (Cage) Croddy in Kokomo Indiana.

Karen graduated from Kokomo High School and went to work at Delco Electronics where she later retired. She split her time living in both Kokomo and Fort Worth Texas for many years. She was very active in her church and enjoyed volunteering for Vacation Bible School and various youth groups. She was a loving mother & sister. She often said being a “Granny” was the best job in the world. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. She will always be remembered for her prankster sense of humor and huge smile.

Karen is survived by brothers, Greg (Diane) and Timothy (Kathy) Croddy, sons Lonnie, William and Jerry Brazzel, grandchildren, Whitney, Colby (Nina), Carson, Bailey (Samantha), Shaela and Travis (Jennifer) Brazzel, great grandchildren, Lilly, Lincoln Brazzel, nieces & nephews, Tracy (Scott) Purtee, Nicole (Chelsea) Croddy-Miller, Matt (Katrina) Croddy, Chris (Lucas) Croddy and Hannah Croddy.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents including step-mother Patricia.

Karen’s visitation will be Friday September 24, 2021 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Ellers Mortuary 725 S. Main St. Kokomo, IN 46901. No services are planned at this time.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 24, 2021


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Jolene Ritchey

September 23, 2021

Lonnie, Billy, and Jerry, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. We had a lot of great times together. She watched my kids when they were small, and she would spoil them rotten. They loved going to Aunt Karen's. I was coming up for the funeral, until I tested postive for covid today. I would have loved to have been there. I am so sorry. Sending you my Deepest Sympathy and Prayers for you boy's and your families.

Debbie Sluder

September 21, 2021

Lonnie, William and Jerry
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I only met her a few times and when I did she welcomed me with open arms and a smile on her face. She will be missed deeply. And may you know that God is watching over you all while you mourn the loss of your mother.
From your friend
Debbie Sluder