Karen Yvonne Maughan was born on November 26th 1952 in Logan, Cache
Valley Utah. She was the first daughter of Eugene Edwards Maughan and
Althea Erva Garner. She had 8 brothers and sisters. She married
Devon Cottle Maughan, on May 10th, 1974. They had 3 children,
Anthony, Jeff and Angela. Karen always said she had 6 children after
the first 3 got married because she counted their spouses as hers as
well. Karen has 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She
passed away surrounded by family.
Karen’s priority was her family and friends. Her life motto was
“people first, not things”.
She lived this motto by her Christlike attributes of compassion and
honesty. Starting even as a young adult, she was an incredible
listener and non-judgmental. Her friends remember her as a confidant.
She has made many friends, including her life-long friend Wanda
Yearsley. She made great sacrifices for her children, and continued
with her grandchildren. She got to know each of her grandchildren and
what their needs are. Each gift and each conversation was designed to
show her love and individual acceptance and encouragement.
She was a faithful follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. She awaits us
(her family and friends) in Heaven and will continue her mission of
compassion and understanding there. God be thanked for the gift she
is to our family.
A funeral service for Karen will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Willard Ward on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., with a short visitation period prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Missouri.