In Loving Memory …

Karen J. Callahan

Karen June “Judy” Callahan, 82, of Sedalia, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at her home.

She was born January 17, 1939, in Deepwater, MO, daughter of Charles and Audrey (Price) Landes.  On July 30, 1957, in Clinton, MO, she married Thomas W. Callahan, who survives of the home.

Karen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Sedalia.  She loved her family, music, snow, cardinals, and babies.  Her many talents included playing the piano, organ, sewing for her family and cooking.  She also enjoyed crocheting, coloring and drawing.

Survivors include her husband Thomas of 63 years, 8 children, Steve, Cheré and her husband Bill, Kelly Jo and her husband Rusty, Jeffrey and his wife Sharon, Clint and his wife Cheryl, Kim and her husband Tom, Micah and his wife Tanya, and Melissa and her husband Marty; 19 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to both of her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.

A private family graveside will be held at Hickory Point Cemetery near Green Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Donor’s Choice.



14 Responses

  1. Clint and Cheryl, I am sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing. Good memories will help you heal in time.

  2. I am so glad I got to meet you and learn a little more about Micah’s family, behind the man. Such a pleasant woman, much like my own grandmother’s in heaven. Prayers to the family and lots of hugs to Mr. Tom. Stay blessed.

  3. Tom and family:
    So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Tom and family I was very sad to hear about Karen when Chere’ told me of her passing. I always enjoyed visiting and having a few laughs with her. She did love those grandbabies. My prayers are with you through this sad time.

  5. Nathan Callahan and family, I’m sorry for the loss of your grandmother.

  6. Clint and family,

    I am sorry for your loss. May your faith provide with a peace and understanding that surpasses understanding.

  7. Aunt Karen was one of the best and will be missed. I hope Uncle Tom and family can take comfort knowing that she is definitely in a peaceful place looking down on all of us!

  8. To the Callahan family, you have my deepest sympathies in this time of loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a great wife, mother, grandmother and all around person. She will be missed so much.

  10. Tom, Steve, Cheré, Kelly, Jeff, Kim, Micah, and Melissa; so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Lots of great childhood memories with Judy and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families.
    The Buchholz’s- LeRoy, Marlene, Laurie, Ken and Tim
    P.S.Steve or Chere’ – please text me your Dads address. Mom and Dad would like for me to bring them over to visit with him on Sunday. Thanks, Ken (913) 745- 9474.

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