Karen Joyce (Mohr) Newman

1948 - 2021



Karen Joyce Newman, 72, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at her home in Keokuk.

Karen was born on September 26, 1948, in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Wilmer Mohr and Vera Wells. She finished high school in Gorin, Missouri in 1966. On August 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Ronnie Newman in Etna, Missouri. They were looking forward to their 57th wedding anniversary this year.

Karen was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk and actively served there since 1978. She was employed at Security State Bank, followed by Norwest and then Wells Fargo. Karen was then a bank manager at the 16th and Main Street Keokuk Saving Bank location. She went on to work for Dr. Schleier at his dental office, followed by State Central Bank and then at the courthouse in the Lee County Recorder’s office. Karen had a love for theatre and Broadway shows. She was known for her generous heart and her strong will. Karen enjoyed puzzles, reading, crosswords, and spending time with family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved watching them in all of their activities.

Karen is survived by her husband Ronnie Newman; son Kevin (Debbie) Newman of Flower Mound, Texas; daughter Kristen (Robb) Geiger of Ankeny, Iowa; grandchildren Kalesa Newman, Chandler Newman, Kendall Newman, Kenzie Geiger, Quinn Geiger and Zoe Geiger.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Linda.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Patsy Wiilson Holmes

May 25, 2021 8:22 PM

Ronnie and family so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. We worked together at the bank and even though we lost touch I always considered Karen my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Steve & Tammy Wilson

May 20, 2021 9:39 AM

Dear Ronnie and family. We are sorry to hear of your loss of Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Terry Woodworth

May 19, 2021 12:21 PM

Ronnie, So saddened by the news of Karen. She was a pleasure to talk to and I know she will be missed my many. Heaven is a little brighter now with her there. Take care, Ronnie, and God Bless. Prayers to you and the kids.

Janet Mohr Miller

May 19, 2021 7:23 AM

Ron, we are so sad to hear about Karen. I have so many memories growing up and so thankful we were able to see you both a couple of years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Glenn and Janet Mohr Miller

Brenda Eckland

May 17, 2021 1:25 PM

So, sorry for your loss!  I will be praying for your family.

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