Karen Marie Wilkins, 62 of Pittsburg, KS died at 11:49 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2009 at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, KS.

Karen Marie Wilkins, 62 of Pittsburg, KS died at 11:49 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2009 at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, KS.
Karen was born September 1, 1946 in Lamar, MO to Perry Earl and Hazel Marie (McCallister) Wilkins. She attended area schools, graduating from Pittsburg High School.
Karen was the Front Desk Clerk for Holiday Inn of Pittsburg for 30 years, retiring 1999 due to ill health.
Karen belonged to the Chamber of Commerce and was a Board Member of the Convention and Tourism both for Pittsburg, KS.
Karen was an avid gardener and loved all types of flowers. She adored cats and dogs. She also refurbished old furniture.
She is survived by her sister Norma J. Cramer of Frontenac, KS; niece Ginger Scott, who provided for her care, of Pittsburg, KS; brother Melvin P. Wilkins of Newberg, MO; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Marshel J. Wilkins; nephews Travis Earl Cramer, Phillip and James Wilkins; great nephew Jeremy Goins.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS with Retired Rev. Wayne Shurley officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Hall Cemetery in rural Jericho Springs, MO. The family will receive friends at Karen’s home on Tuesday, March 31 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery for the graveside services. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Friends may call the funeral home after 4 p.m. on Monday. E-mail condolences may be left at our Web site www.bathnaylor.com. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to Help Defray Medical Expenses for Karen. Memorials and sympathy cards can be left at or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.