Karen E. (Taylor) Vawter


Karen E. (Taylor) Vawter, age 58, of New Palestine, died on Wednesday, Oct.12, 2011, at her residence. Born on July 8, 1953, she was the daughter of Reuben and Sudie (Lush) Taylor.

Karen married Orville Frank Vawter Jr. on May 13, 1988 in Indianapolis. She had worked for Vawter Automotive and Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a business administrator.

Surviving her are her husband, Orville of New Palestine; children, Robert D. Vawter of Wanamaker, Ind., Rodney G. (Vonda) Vawter of New Palestine, Deonna R. Vawter of Martinsville, Ind., Tracey (Chad) Hamor of Omaha, Neb., Bettina (Jesse) Bradley of Omaha, Neb., Matthew Vawter of Indianapolis, Elizabeth (William) Alexander of Indianapolis; brothers, Raymond Taylor, Robert Lee Taylor, Billy Taylor; sisters, Barbra Flake, Sue Eads, Carol Dahlquist; 12 grandchildren, Sami, Nik, Brooke, Justen, Ellie, Augie, Shelby, Nathan, Will, Cambell, Chloe, Charlestyn; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Reuben and Sudie Taylor; and brother, Kenny Taylor.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, also at the mortuary. Brandy Pedigo will be officiating. Burial will follow at New Palestine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Family of Karen Vawter, c/o Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. US 40, Greenfield, IN 46140.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to [email protected].