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Karen Mae Martin

August 5, 1945July 31, 2020

The family of Karen Mae Simonson Martin of Louisville Kentucky is saddened to announce her passing on the 31st of July 2020 at 74 years of age. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends: Karen is survived by three daughters; Brenda Callahan of Paris KY, Rhonda Kincaid of Carlisle KY, and Melissa (Missy) Martin-Smith (Bill) of St. Petersburg FL; three grandsons: John Callahan and Jason Callahan of Paris KY, and Brando Smith of St. Petersburg FL; one sister, Barbara Secora from Minnesota; brothers, Wesley Simonson from Minnesota and Jimmy Simonson (Pat) from Kansas; along with many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her long time devoted friend, Linda Jones, from Tennessee and her dear niece and loving caregiver, Angie Martin. Karen was born August 5, 1945, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfin and Elizabeth Simonson; sister, Nancy Moore; and her beloved husband, Reverend J. Randell Martin. Sincere thanks to her kind and helpful neighbors, Chaplain Janet Boice, and Deacon Joe for the love and support over the years. Graveside service will be held on Friday August 7, 2020 at 12:00pm at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, 2775 Deatsville Rd. Cox’s Creek KY 40013.

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  • She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends: Karen is survived by three daughters; Brenda Callahan of Paris KY, Rhonda Kincaid of Carlisle KY, and Melissa (Missy) Martin-Smith (Bill) of St. Petersburg FL; three grandsons: John Callahan and Jason Callahan of Paris KY, and Brando Smith of St. Petersburg FL; one sister, Barbara Secora from Minnesota; brothers, Wesley Simonson from Minnesota and Jimmy Simonson (Pat) from Kansas; along with many nieces and nephews.

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Services

7 August

Graveside Service

12:00 pm

New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery

2775 Deatsville Rd.
Cox's Creek, KY 40013

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Ann Caplinger

August 1, 2020

Saddened to her of Karen’s passing. I knew Karen for 40 years. Karen and Randell moved in across the street late fall of 79 and mom passed away in spring of 80. In her way she took me under her wing. Karen cared deeply for the ones she loved and was ready to help anyone if she could. I never saw her let a problem get her down. Karen had a tremendous faith in God. Karen also had a tremendous amount of determination. She was going to find the answer to a problem, or that person who could give her that answer, one day at a time, for as long as it took. We had our ups and downs. Most of all, Karen left me with many great memories. Praying for the family and very sorry for your loss.

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