Karen Marie Graybill of Leasburg, Missouri was born on May 8, 1949 in Princeton, Missouri to Charles Marvin and Eva Marie (Roland) Elmore and passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the age of 72 years.
She grew up and attended school in northwest Missouri and graduated from Princeton High School, class of 1967.
Karen married Marvin Willis in June of 1967 and they resided in Iowa where Karen worked as a bookkeeper for many years. Karen and Marvin eventually divorced.
Karen and her second husband, Bill Weddle, relocated to Prairie Grove, Arkansas, where she worked at Arvest Bank for several years. Bill passed away in 2003.
Karen loved music and she was very gifted at playing the French horn and the piano. She also enjoyed cross stitching, playing games and her chocolate cokes. Karen loved animals of all kinds, but she especially loved paint horses and dogs. She was known for keeping her Christmas tree up through the year.
Karen married Taylor Whitley Graybill on March 1, 2006 in Clayton, New Mexico. They enjoyed many years together and had recently moved to Leasburg, Missouri to be near her family. They truly were together until the end, as both of them passed away on the same day, within four hours of one another.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Graybill; and her parents, Marvin Elmore and Eva Lawrence.
She is survived by her three siblings, Christy Nigh and husband Ed of Bourbon, Missouri, John Elmore and wife Molly of San Diego, California and Rusty Elmore and wife Teresa of Cainsville, Missouri; her husband Taylor’s two children, Koll Graybill and wife Becky of Sublette, Kansas and Toni Lynch and husband Matthew of Buffalo, Oklahoma; Taylor’s four grandchildren and six great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Carol Peeble of North Carolina, Emma Dee Escott of Michigan, Billie Hammond of Arizona and Arlene Ogan of Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Cremation arrangements took place.
Memorial services for Karen and Taylor are being planned for a later date, in southwest Kansas
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.