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Karen Elaine Blackmore

Karen Elaine Blackmore, age 80, of Nixa, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022.


Karen was born on April 27, 1942, in Lamar, Missouri to the late Walter and Lucile (Throckmorton) Blackmore. Karen was a believer in Jesus Christ and was an active member at Westside Christian Church in Republic. She enjoyed Christian romance and game shows. Most of all, Karen loved her nieces and nephews. She was interested in their likes, and if they told her a show they loved, she would make sure to record the show for them to watch in case they missed an episode.


Karen worked for many years with Wells Fargo, working as a banker and loan officer.


She was preceded by her parents and nephew Terry. She is survived by her two sisters, Bonnie Blackmore and Darlene Blackmore, three brothers, Philip Blackmore and wife Nona, Richard Blackmore and wife Louise, and Randall Blackmore and wife Elizabeth, beloved nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews, Ken and his son Timothy, niece in law Sue and daughter Kaylyn, Ron and wife LeAnne and children Spencer and Averie, Christina and husband Christopher, Ryan and wife Kate and daughter Lucy, Brandon and former wife Ashley and their children Benjamin, Calvin, and Natalie, nieces Katie and Emily, nephews Andrew, Stacy, and Christian.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Cremation rites are accorded with Adams Crematory.


Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


I knew Karen and her family when I was a child. My dad was close friends with her dad from their youthful days in Nebraska City through the Morgan Hill / San Jose days. Walter's parents were sort of like Dad's "adopted" parents as well. He cherished them all and I've never known a lovelier family.

I was quite young when we used to visit Karen's family, but I definitely remember her smile, her intelligence, her good humor. The world will be poorer for her absence. Love and prayers to the family.

Jeanette (Kalisch) Owens Jan 1 2023 3:20 PM

Our heartfelt condolences to Darlene, Bonnie and family. Karen was such a kind and caring woman of faith- beautiful inside and out. I know she made an impact on the lives of many. Our friendship was very special. May she Rest in Peace. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Dad remembers her and sends sympathy. 🌸🌺🌷🌻🙏🏻💕❤️✝️

Hope Nuñez Dec 27 2022 1:45 AM

Sympathy and prayers. We went to Glendale Christian Church with Karen and her Sisters. A truly lovely lady who lived her Faith. We always looked forward to seeing Karen, Bonnie and Darlene @Church.Karen always had a gracious manner and a ready smile . Cindy and Randy Hall

Cindy Hall Dec 23 2022 9:53 PM

We are glad she is with The LORD, healed and whole, and pray for His peace to surround family members in her absence.

Robert & Kim Little Dec 23 2022 9:25 PM

I am very sad to learn of Karen's passing. I know that she Loved the Lord.
She was a member of Lamar "The Class of 1960"
A class mate.

Hazel Hoerman Dec 22 2022 1:05 PM

Praying for you all during this difficult time.
Nancygail Scibuola

Nancygail Scibuola Dec 22 2022 9:43 AM

This is a sweet and sour message. It's sweet to know that she is with the Lord that she loved and worshipped but sour to learn that she is no longer here. She was the church treasurer when I pastored the church the family attended in San Jose, CA many years ago and was always current, active and gracious. She helped me immensely as a fellow worker in the ministry.

Roger Gibson Dec 22 2022 4:46 AM