On November 10, 2020, Karen Ann Wethern, age 79, left this earth peacefully after a long incurable illness. She was a long time resident of Catonsville, Maryland, member of the Catholic Church and devoted wife of David Dennis Wethern and mother of the late David Joseph Wethern, Thomas Duane Wethern and his wife Litsa Wethern, dear sister to Marsha Downs of Arizona and fond brother Donny Carr of West Virginia, loving grandmother to David Alexander Wethern and Kallista Dimitra Wethern and many nieces and nephews. Karen was born in Gassaway, West Virginia and then went to Glennville State in WV where she met the love of her life Dave. They were married September 17, 1960.
Karen was passionate toward her marriage and the upbringing of her sons as well to her career in the early years as the executive secretary to Roy Roger of Roy Roger Restaurants.
Karen greeted everyone with an enormous smile. She made you feel your conversation with her was the most important thing in the world. Everyone loved her presence and her touch to your hand was her calling card.
Karen was a special mom. Her love and giving were endless. Her mission was to be involved with whatever her family was involved with. Always there to congratulate success and hug and share a tear when things did not quite work out.
Karen was full of fun and zest.
Her friends were blessed with her loved and laughter. OLV Bingo, Eastern Airlines, Roy Rogers, Catonsville Little League, made up for some of their lifelong friends.
Karen was an incredible wife and life partner to her inseparable best friend Dave for over 60 years.
She was always brainstorming their next trip and adventure. Whether it was taking the kids to relatives’ homes on holidays or planning reunions in West VA or Michigan, to going to Hawaii or Jamaica, or to Doo Whopping on cruises, or holding hands with her best friend Dave dancing in Key West.
Karen was very devoted to her family and was a very warm and loving person. After raising her family in Maryland, Dave and Karen moved to Ft. Myers Florida for 14 years. Near retirement, the two decided to move back to Ellicott City MD to be closer to their young grandchildren.
Later in life being the best Grandmom ever was her passion. Making every baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer game dictated her schedule. Karen loved making special themed weekends for grand kid sleep over.
She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, as she was a kind, fun loving, sweet and gentle human being, full of laughs and love to all!
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Alzheimer's Association of Central Maryland
1850 York Road, Ste. D, Timonium MD 21093
National Mutiple Sclerosis Society Greater DC - Maryland
1800 M Street Northwest Suite B50, North Washington DC 20036