Karen Sue Shipley passed from this life on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Collinsville, Oklahoma at 68 years of age. She was born November 19, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Kenneth Alan Shipley and Wilma Faye (Garrison) Shipley.
Karen has been a resident of Collinsville for the last year, and had previously resided most of her life in Tulsa with the exception of about 10 years of residing in Jay. She attended school in Garden City in West Tulsa, NEO, and later earned an associate’s degree in childhood development from NSU. Karen last worked for Early Childhood Development Center in east Tulsa. She volunteered and was a member of Potter’s Clay Mission. Karen enjoyed playing with her grandchildren in her free time.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Paul Shipley. She leaves behind her children: Mike North and wife, Tabitha, of Collinsville, and Kerri Brownfield and husband, Brad, of Okmulgee; her sisters, Donna Whitaker and Penny George; a brother, Kenneth Shipley; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be 12pm-8pm, Monday, June 18, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Heath Griffith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Linda (Hall) Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home, (918) 446-6633.
A great woman of God. Prayer warrior and fantastic friend. Love and Prayers to the family. May the Holy Spirit comfort be your help through this time of grief.
Linda DavisTulsa, OK