Karen Kay Adams passed from this life Monday, November 17, 2014 at Flower Mound, Texas at the age of 75 years. She was born on a farm north of Scandia, Kansas on July 30, 1939 to Alfred and Elvie (Monson) Konovalsky. Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and husbands Gregory L. Moran and Robert D. Smith. She will be forever remembered by her children: Krista Serrien, Jeffrey Smith and wife Kelly, and Douglas Smith; grandchildren Kollin and Kelsey Serrien, Ethan and Meg Smith; her sisters Kathyrn Johnson and husband Marion, Karole Jacobsen and husband John, and Karlene Buechman and husband Charles; several nieces and nephews. Karen graduated from Montrose High School, Montrose, Kansas. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Kansas State University; a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Marymount College, Salina, Kansas; and a Master’s of Science in Community Adult Counseling from KSU. She also completed course work in Nursing Administration at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan and spent her career in nursing education administration and adult counseling services.
Following her cremation, memorial services were held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Ada Lutheran Church rural Courtland, Kansas with Pastor Tom Kamprath officiating. Inurnment followed in Ada Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Karen’s name to the American Heart Association or the American Alzheimer’s Association. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas assisted with these arrangements.