Karen L. Whelden

d. November 16, 2008

GLENBURN - Karen L. Wheelden, 57, died peacefully Nov. 16, 2008, at a Bangor health care facility. She was the daughter of the Rev. Everett R. Hammond and Joyce I. (McCorrison) Harris. Karen graduated in 1969 from Penquis Valley High School. Karen loved being at home decorating, gardening, cooking, and caring for her husband and son. Karen had a gift encouraging others through her thoughtful cards and letters with her impeccable handwriting. For many years she compiled a monthly newsletter called "The Lord is My Shepherd." Karen's beautiful smile, fabulous sense of humor and loving generosity will be profoundly missed by so many dear friends, old and new, as well as family. Karen loved her family, friends and her loving Savior, Jesus. She attended Hudson Baptist Church. Surviving are her loving husband of 26 years, Michael E. Wheelden of Glenburn; one son, Matthew M. Wheelden, also of Glenburn and special friend, Colleen Lopes, of Union; four sisters, Teri Small of Ebeemee Lake, Betty I. Gormley and her husband, Timmy, and her daughter, Michelle Bucci, of Milo; Susan L. Herman of Boyers, Pa., and Patricia A. McClelland of Grove City, Pa.; and one brother, Michael R. Hammond of Clintonville, Pa. She was predeceased by her parents, The Rev. Everett Hammond and Joyce Harris; and a sister, Jeannie Harris. A special thanks to Karen's best friends, Robin and Mike Dalton, Bettie Hanson, Diana and John Caldwell, Tony and Marisa Lane, Ray and Dawn Fogg, Jeannie Brooks and Pastor Burleigh Shorey for their love and devotion to Karen. Gifts in memory of Karen may be sent to Hudson Baptist Church, Hudson, ME 04449.

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