Karen Irene Stroud, age 82 of Roeland Park, KS passed away on June 3, 2021 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2021 at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, located at 11200 Metcalf Ave. Burial will be held at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, and will immediately take place after the funeral. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2021.
Mrs. Stroud was born January 23, 1939, in Kansas City, MO. She was the second of three children born to Esther Louvisa and Claude Francis Williams. Karen was married to James I. Stroud for 63 years and through their union, produced three wonderful children, Lynda, Daniel and Darryl. Karen was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank for 15 years. In her spare time, she proudly held the role of “Mother of the Neighborhood.” She was considered neighborhood watch before there was such a term. Karen had a great love for animals; dogs, cats, squirrels, frog, skunk (Pepe Le Pew) and countless other animals. You could do no wrong in her eyes if you were an animal. She also thoroughly enjoyed going to all her children, grandkids and then great-grandkid’s events, playing cards, bargain shopping and puzzles.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents Claud and Esther. She is survived by her wonderful husband James I. Stroud, sons Daniel Stroud (Carla), Darryl Stroud (Patty) and daughter Lynda Stroud. Five Grandchildren; Alexandria Glover, Christian Glover, Kelsey Baker, Rylie Wood and Dylan Stroud; four Great-Grandchildren Zoey, Mathew, James, and Norah, and two sisters, Doris Heckadon and Loretta Estes.