Karen Elaine Conley, 75

Karen Elaine Conley, 75, of Wabash, died at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 31, 1944 in Wabash, to Charles Cooley and Martha (Burkholder) Cooley-Watson.

Karen was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School. She married Paul V. Conley in Wabash on June 22, 1963; he died July 3, 2013. Karen was the bookkeeper for Marsh Supermarket and LoBill Foods, both in Wabash, retiring after 42 and a half years. She attended the Southside Free Will Baptist Church. Karen enjoyed cooking, gardening, going to church, and spending time with her family. 

She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Gatt of Wabash, and Teresa (Alfred IV) Plummer of Noblesville; four grandchildren, Derrick Gatt and Caitlin Meade, both of Fort Wayne, Alexandra Plummer and Ryan Plummer, both of Noblesville; and great-granddaughter, Hadley Meade of Fort Wayne.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Charles "Ted" Cooley, and Bill Cooley.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Southside Free Will Baptist Church.

The memorial guest book for Karen may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Sep 24