Karen's Story

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Karen Francis (Bentley) Beason, 51, of Alexandria, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Community Hospital Anderson after an extended illness.
Karen was born in Noblesville on Oct. 15, 1966, and was the daughter of Willard and Marilyn (Cook) Bentley.
She enjoyed writing poetry and loved country music, dancing and chicken nuggets.
Left to cherish her memory are her companion, Rob Crum; her children, Kristin (Paul) Pratt, Alexis Crum, Jami (Mitch) Ward, Casie (Terry) Racquet, Richard (Britney) Goodwin, Isaiah Crum, David Beason and Michael (Cassie) Goodwin; her brothers, Johnny Bentley, Mike Bentley, Willie Bentley, Jerry Bentley, James Bentley, Jason Bentley, Thomas Bentley and Carl Bentley; her sisters, Pam Brown, Robin Collins and Cindy Coverdale. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Bentley; and sisters, Jane Leeper and Katie White.
A Service of Remembrance of Karen's life will be Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. in Whetsel Funeral Service, 1503 S. Park Ave., Alexandria. Cremation will follow the service. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Karen and her family.
For additional obituary information and online condolences visit: www.whetselfuneralservice.com.
Published on March 11, 2018
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