Karen Sue Hunt, 68, of Waldron, Arkansas, passed from this earth on April 24, 2023. Karen, born on January 21, 1955, to two loving parents, Kelly and Bonita Langley, was a bundle of joy from the very beginning.
Karen grew up in Waldron and met the love of her life there, Jerry Hunt. The two fell in love and were married June 6, 1973. Being a mother to their two children was one of the most important parts of Karen’s life, a role that gave her much pride and joy. She was an excellent mother, always supportive, kind, gentle, and loving.
Karen was also a very dedicated and responsible worker. She began working for the Furniture Factory in 1971, and worked 18 years there until 1989. It was at that time she accepted a bookkeeping position with the Waldron School District. She was well-liked by all of her colleagues and retired after 28 years of service in December, 2017.
Karen was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of her family before her own. She was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. She was a gentle spirit and was a source of inspiration to us all and she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hunt, her father, Kelly Langley, her brother Kelly Langley Jr., and her mother Bonita Langley.
She is survived by her children Jeremy Hunt and his wife Kansas, of Waldron, and her daughter Nicole Hudgens, and her husband, Sheldon, of Waldron. Her brother, Richmond Langley and his wife, Kristi, of Fort Smith, and her grandchildren, Dakota Tull and his wife, Sarah, Dylan Self, Caleb Tull, and Logan Tull and Tenesha Henry, Brady, Caden, Kayleigh Hunt, and Julius Henry.
Karen’s celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2023 at the Waldron First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Wally Beckman officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Prairie Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Karen’s pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Kayleigh Hunt, Caleb Tull, Logan Tull, Dakota Tull, Dylan Self, Brady Hunt and Caden Hunt.
Karen’s visitation will be Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.