Karen Lynn Smith, lived life to fullest

February 19, 2024
Karen Lynn Smith of Millsboro passed peacefully Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Karen was born Sept. 20, 1956, to James T. Smith and Elaine Gayle Burns in Fort Eustis, Va. She arrived in this world as a special gift from God. 
Karen will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her for her welcoming smile and contagious laugh. She never met a stranger, and due to her friendly nature, made a strong impression on all who met her. 
Although she had challenges to overcome in her life, she met them all with a good fight. As a result, her Mom referred to her as "The Comeback Kid." Karen truly lived life to the fullest, and her life serves as a reminder that our time on earth should be cherished. Karen was a special girl to those who loved her, especially to her mother, Elaine, who continued to care for her needs even though her health was failing.
"Kaycee," as her family referred to her, loved watching "I Love Lucy " and "The Wizard of Oz" over and over again. 
Karen is preceded in death by her father, James T. Smith; her beloved mother, Elaine Gayle Burns; stepfather, Robert "Bud" Burns; and brother, Michael Kevin Smith. 
She is survived by her sister, Beth Griffin (Dale); and brothers, David Roberts (Kelly) and Darryl Roberts. Karen's memory will also be cherished by numerous extended family members. 
A private graveside service will be held in Marysville, Pa., at a later date. 

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