Karen Hack


November 16, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Karen Lee (Donald) Hack, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. She was born on July 15, 1940, in Mildred, to Howard and Margery Donald. Karen grew up on a farm, and after graduating from Moran High School in 1958, she attended nursing school. In 1959 she left nursing school to marry the love of her life, Eddie Wayne Hack, of Humboldt. She graduated from surgical technology school in 1991 and worked as an assistant in orthopedic surgery.
Over the course of her life, Karen pursued many passions. She had the gift of hospitality and loved to cook and entertain. She was almost always in her kitchen cooking or enjoying a cup of coffee with one of her many friends. Karen loved all people and never met a stranger. Her love of people took her on mission trips to Kenya, where she helped inoculate children, as well as Mexico for building projects.
Karen’s greatest passion was her love of the Lord. While living in Tulsa, she served and sang in choirs at both New Haven Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church. Karen loved enjoying God’s creation through gardening. Her gardens were beautiful works of art and were planned with much anticipation all winter. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with family. Her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were her pride and joy.
Karen and Ed retired to Pineville, Mo., in 2000. There they were very active in music and mission ministries at the Village Bible Evangelical Free Church in Bella Vista, Ark.
In 2011, Karen moved to Lantana, Texas, to be closer to family. She was an active member of Crossroads Bible Church in Double Oak, Texas. She loved attending Bible studies and small groups and cherished the memories made with the Tender Hearts Widows group. She also would regularly play piano and lead worship at local nursing homes once a month.
Karen is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ed Hack, and her parents and grandparents.
Karen is survived by her son, Steven Hack, Collinsville, Okla.; daughter Andrea Herndon and husband Mark, Flower Mound, Texas; and son David Hack, Denver; grandchildren, Kelsey Clardy and husband Kyle, Garrett Hack and wife Jenna, Emily Hack and Natalie Herndon; great-grandchildren, Hollis Hack and Jordan Clardy and Wilson Clardy; her brother, Dwight Donald, Platte City, Mo.; her sister, Dee Ann Parsons, Chanute, and her brother, Dale Donald, Knoxville, Tenn., and countless other family members and friends who treasured her.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crossroads Bible Church, 8101 Justin Road, Double Oak, Texas. In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial donation to one or both of the following missions that Karen was devoted to: Cadence Ministry www.cadence.org, or Missions at Crossroads Bible Church, www.crossroadsbible.org. Arrangements are being provided by Flower Mound Funeral Home.

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