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Karen Denise Smithers

Karen Denise Smithers

Sep 14, 1956

Aug 25, 2021


Karen Denise Smithers

Jeffersonville - 65, died Wednesday at home.

Visitation 10-12:30 Wednesday at Brighter Day Anderson Temple COGIC 1755 E. 8th Street, Jeffersonville. Funeral to follow at 12:30. Burial Eastern Cemetery.

Survivors her husband Anthony D; sons Ryan D. Witherspoon,Bryan"Kutter" (Cynthia)Smithers, sister Jerralyn "Cissy" Ellis; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Karen Denise Witherspoon Smithers was born September 14, 1956, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to the late Herman and Thelma Wilson Witherspoon. She was the third of their four children. She attended Greater Clark County Public Schools and graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1976. She welcomed Christ into her life at an early age and joined Anderson Temple. Karen was a faithful member under the leadership of Elder George Anderson.

She was employed by the Clark County government for 38 years of service until her retirement. Karen was very family oriented and enjoyed spending as much time as possible surrounded by them while lending a helping hand or just simply hanging out with the family.

In 1982, Anthony Dexter Smithers’s attention was turned towards Karen, and this introduction resulted in their marriage. They were blessed to share many years of marriage together until God called Karen home to be with Him on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronald W. Witherspoon; sister, Gail M. Coward; and nephew, Derrick L. Louden.

Karen Denise Witherspoon Smithers will continue to live in the hearts of her husband, Anthony D. Smithers; sons, Ryan D. Witherspoon and Bryan “Kutter” Smithers (Cynthia); grandchildren, Jalen, Taylor, Ryann, Ky’arra, Kamryn, Bryan, Kayence, Kailee, Summer, and Angela; sister, Jerralyn “Cissy” Ellis; five great-grandchildren; , stepchildren, La'Tisha Roseman, Anthony Duncan, Anthony Smithers, Jr., Jordan Smithers, and Alexis Smithers two devoted nieces, Elisha Gibson and MoNique Ellis; a devoted nephew, Demetrick Ellis; a host of great nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

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