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Karen Mae Hall

November 14, 1942November 18, 2021
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Karen Hall, of Oak Park, age 79, died November 18, 2021. Karen was born on November 14, 1942 in Pontiac, Michigan. daughter of the late Howard Earl Lane & Doris Bernetta Lane. Loving mother of Sherri (John) Hall-Karabelski and Dean Hall; Beloved grandmother of Shane Karabelski; Dear sister of Janice (Ronald)Turnbull & Marilyn (Richard) Lash; Loving ‘other-mother and Grandma’ to Chris (Debbie) Lega and Curtis (Julie) Lega and their children Kirsti (Trenton) Lega-Lindholm (and Lochlan) and Shana (George)Lega-Parnell (and Harris); Sister in law of Mary Anne Hall and Nancy (Mark)Hall. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her husband Donald Hall in 1977, and her beloved friend, Jerry Lega.

Karen was a former national model/spokesperson and vocalist with the Singing Dolls. She was a long-time entertainment agent, then owned and operated Accent Entertainment and Productions, llc. She had also been employed with William Beaumont Hospital of Royal Oak as a Patient and Family Liaison. Karen, a lifetime member of St. Trinity Lutheran Church in Clarkston, was also a 45 year member of the American Business Women’s Association, Tipacon Charter Chapter and formerly proudly served as the District 5 Vice President, as well as a member of the National Down Syndrome Society, and GiGi’s Playhouse, Detroit. In addition to Karen’s love of music and community, Karen’s greatest joy and passion was spending time adventuring with her grandson Shane.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 3-8 PM at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr, Rochester, Michigan. A funeral service/celebration of Karen’s life will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 12 NOON, with gathering beginning at 11 AM, at St. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7925 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, Michigan. Karen will be laid to rest at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 1 PM.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Karen’s memory to GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit (https://gigisplayhouse.org/detroit/), St. Trinity Lutheran Church (http://sainttrinitylutheran.com/), or American Business Women’s Association, Tipacon Charter Chapter (https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.abwa-tipacon.org__;!!M2D_dUfSiN4E!Zet6wdiqsd_eUweWF59MHTMhzOvgTi2LCQ-1hUeCx4wHx5qlANde_JhOUoapPqPWnXcX04ZQFq3H$).

  • FAMILY

  • Howard Earl Lane & Doris Bernetta Lane, Parents (deceased)
  • Donald Hall, Husband (deceased)
  • Jerry Lega, Beloved friend (deceased)
  • Sherri Hall-Karabelski (John), Daughter
  • Dean Hall, Son
  • Shane Karabelski, Grandchild
  • Janice Turnbull (Ronald), Sister
  • Marilyn Lash (Richard), Sister
  • Mary Anne Hall, Sister-in-law
  • Nancy Hall (Mark), Sister-in-law
  • Karen was the 'other-mother and Grandma' to Chris (Debbie) Lega and Curtis (Julie) Lega and their children Kirsti (Trenton) Lega-Lindholm (and Lochlan) and Shana (George) Lega-Parnell (and Harris). She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Memories

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Cynnie Crouch

November 21, 2021

Lots of wonderful, fun memories to keep her spirit alive! Hugs to all!

Carmen Walker

November 21, 2021

Fond memories of Karen during my days in ABWA. Rest in Peace sweet soul. Condolences and Thoughts of peace to famly and friends.

Gloria Beatty

November 20, 2021

One of the best things in my life was to become friends with Karen Hall. She was the sweetest, most sincere and honest person I will ever know. I will never forget her. She is my angel forever in my heart

Bev Trimble

November 19, 2021

I served on the National ABWA Board of Directors 1992-1993 with Karen and became great friends. I will miss her smile, wonderful sense of humor and her caring soul. She was one of the great ones and the world is a smaller place without her in it. My condolences and prayers to her family and friends. God bless you.

Lin Klaassen

November 19, 2021

My prayers and heartfelt energy go out to Karen and all those who love her now and always. I worked with her as my agent and everyone I met along the way loved and respected her deeply. She will be missed on many levels. I know she had many many good friends and I know they will do their best to comfort her loved ones as they continue down this journey we call life. May you find comfort and peace knowing she is free from the limits of her physical body and now soars in her spirit.

Patty Messana

November 19, 2021

Karen was a beautiful person and friend. Always smiling and always positive. She will always be in my heart of friends.❤️

Jackie Avery

November 19, 2021

Karen was a kind, talented, beautiful woman. A wonderful mother, friend, and performer. The world has lost a true good soul.

Joel DeShane

November 19, 2021

Karen had a soft kindness which is rare to find. She will be missed.