Karen Kern Hudnall, 73, of Cooper, Texas, passed away Wednesday January 18, 2023.
Memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday January 23, 2023, at First United Methodist Church in Cooper, Texas with Pastor Brenda Williams and Pastor Bob Bush officiating.
Come and go visitation will be from 1-4 pm Saturday 1-21-23 and Sunday 1-22-23 at Delta Funeral Home.
There was lots of excitement on the Kern Hill Dairy Farm in Lake Creek, Texas when Karen Beth Kern and her sister, Connie were born on January 26, 1949, in Paris, Texas.
Karen attended Delmar School in her elementary years and graduated from Cooper High School in 1967.
The Kern kids went home every day after school to help milk cows and spent their summers on a tractor, herding sheep and cows as well as branding and vaccinating cows. After high school, it was off to East Texas State University where she met her future husband, a Prairie, Mississippi young man, who had come to ETSU to earn his Master’s Degree. Karen finisher her B.S. degree in 3 years and she married Bill Hudnall on August 15, 1970, in the First Methodist Church in Cooper, Texas. Their jobs took them back to Mississippi State University where Bill earned his Ed. D degree and Karen earned her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees. Their later jobs found them in Cooper where Bill was the CISD High School Counselor and Karen taught 1st and 3rd grades and was the elementary librarian for her last 10 years.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Bethol (Petifils) Kern and Bill’s parents Wallace and Julia Hudnall. Karen was also preceded by her beloved wiener dog, Sniffles
Karen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bill Hudnall of Cooper, Texas Carrol and Gayle Kern of Grapevine, Texas Connie Kern of Webster, Texas and her nieces and their husbands: Lisa and Tony Hauser of Boise, Idaho, Lynn and David Turpin of Houston, Texas, Leah and Eric Schroeder of New Braunfels, Texas.
A special thanks to the staff at Spring Lake Assisted living and memory care and the Waterford Hospice for the wonderful care for Karen.
Online condolences may be made at www.deltafuneralhome.com
Services entrusted to Delta Funeral Home