Karen Kay Hansen Vaughan was born April 20, 1942 to Lawrence and Dorothy Hansen. She passed away surrounded by her 3 children in Enid, OK on December 17, 2020. A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in Stillwater, OK. There will be a visitation and viewing December 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater.
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Karen graduated from Stillwater High School in 1960. She later attended OSU where she met and later married Jack Brisco. Together, they had 3 children. They divorced as Jack started his wrestling career but Karen remained close to Jack and his family. She married J.R. Vaughan in 1970 and from this union she gained a step-son, Robbie and a daughter, Nova born in 1971.
Karen was a very artistic and creative person. She enjoyed quilting and painting. She loved animals and babies. She was a free spirit who marched to the beat of her own drum. Karen was the favorite mom of her children’s friends with her sparkling personality and beautiful smile. She was honest and friendly and taught her family to be kind to others.
Karen is survived by her daughter, Deborah Whatley and husband Craig; daughter, Jennifer Rose; son, Barry Jack Brisco and wife Kristy. Grandchildren, Ashley Brisco-Gillespie, Cole Whatley, Molly Whatley, Savannah Brisco, Jake Brisco, Luke Whatley, and Andie Brisco. Great-grandchildren, Brandon Gillespie and Emersyn Gillespie. She is also survived by her sister, Darla Holland and husband Tom Holland.
She is preceded in death by her husband J.R. Vaughan, daughter Nova Vaughan, step-son Robbie Vaughan and her parents, Lawrence and Dorothy Hansen.
Memorial contributions can be made to Enid SPCA: 1116 Overland Trail, Enid, OK.
You may view her online obituary and send condolences to the family at www.strodefh.com.