Obituary of Karen Diane Innes
KAREN DIANE INNES (OSSE)
Karen Diane Innes, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2023, at the age of 82 in Arvada, Colorado. She was born on March 5, 1941, in Denver, Colorado, to the late John Osse and Nettie Thyfault.
Karen was a remarkable woman who cherished her family above all else. Her unwavering love and devotion to her loved ones were evident in every aspect of her life. In the 80s, she embraced her faith and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Karen lived a life guided by love, forgiveness, and unconditional kindness until the day she ascended to heaven. Despite enduring physical limitations for many years, she never allowed them to hinder her zest for life.
A master at bringing the family together, Karen had an exceptional talent for organizing gatherings that no one could resist attending. Playing Bingo and doing puzzles were always a family affair. Her sense of humor was infectious, and she had a remarkable ability to bring laughter to even the most challenging moments. Karen's heart was always open, and she willingly extended a helping hand to anyone in need, sharing the love of Christ with all who crossed her path.
Karen and her beloved husband, Arthur Clifton Innes, set an inspiring example of a godly marriage, celebrating over 50 years together. Their love and commitment were a testament to the power of a strong and faithful partnership.
In her professional life, Karen was an entrepreneur. During the 70s, she established a successful keypunch business, which later evolved into a thriving data entry and word processing business and school. She eventually changed paths and took her talents and skills to Promise Keepers where she thrived for over a decade. Additionally, Karen owned a renowned chocolate business that achieved widespread success throughout the United States.
Karen will be deeply missed by her surviving family members: Loren Innes (Mercedes), Fara Murata, Carleen Innes (Mark), Leisa Innes, and Rick Kleber. She will forever hold a special place in the hearts of her grandchildren: Sandy (Luke), Torey (Justin), Tara (Ryan), Dinae (Steve), Tia (Jimmy), Landon (Arlee), Hailey, Jondelle, Nivarra, Alyssa (Mark), and Lara. Her legacy extends to her great-grandchildren: Nora, Natalie, Irma, Joel, Averie, Chloe, Lansing, Brayden, Pressley, Liam, Keegan, Dominic, and Kaliah. Karen is also survived by her siblings John Osse, Joanie Mayer, and Debra Thyfault.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Arthur Clifton Innes, who undoubtedly welcomed her with open arms into eternity.
A ceremony to celebrate Karen's life will be held on Saturday November 18, 2023, at 1pm, at Harbor Church Arvada, located at 6245 Garrison Street, Arvada, CO 80004. A reception will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to St. Jude Research Hospital for Children and Insight for Living, organizations close to Karen's heart.
Karen will forever be remembered for her immense love for her family, her indomitable spirit, and her unwavering faith. Her legacy will continue to inspire and guide those who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in eternal peace.
Love suffers long and is kind: love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely; does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
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