OTTUMWA — Karen passed peacefully at her home in Ottumwa after a lengthy illness, with family at her side on March 3, 2014.
Karen was born to Robert and Betty Martin Downen on April 25, 1960, in Unionville, Mo.
Karen attended grade school in Unionville, Mo., and finished at Cincinnati and Centerville, Iowa.
Karen married Kenny Hannan Jr. in 1984. To this union, a son was born in 1998 and was named Robert DeWayne Hannan. Later Kenny and Karen were divorced.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and two baby cousins, Barbara Sue Medlin and Joan Medlin.
Survivors include her brothers, David (Tina) Downen of Ottumwa, Robert (Cheryl) Downen of Holt, Mo.; sisters, Sandra (Billy) Collins of Exline, Iowa, Shirley (Richard) Cormeny of Mystic, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Karen had given her life to God and her brothers and their wives were present. Karen will be sadly missed.
Her body will be cremated and services will be at a later date.