Karen S. Elliott

Karen S. Elliott

Karen S. Elliott

May 4, 2020

Date of Service: May 9, 2020

Interment Location:  Garden of Freedom


1st Corinthians 13: 1 & 2

Though *I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal………………and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing.     “A life lived with purpose”

Karen Church Elliott, 66, Elizabethton passed to her Heavenly Home on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Hermitage Health  & Rehab. Center.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late James Clifford & Nola Blanche Ward Church. Karen was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University with a nursing degree.  Karen was loved & respected by everyone she knew.  She was a Christian Wife, Mother & friend to all, always putting other above self.  Karen was a member of East Side Baptist Church.

Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years: Gary Elliott, son & daughter-in-law: Jason (Michele) Elliott, daughter & son-in-law: Suzanne (Chris)  Runion.  Two Granddaughters: Sara Elliott & Kayleigh Runion.  One Grandson: Kyree Runion.  Extended family of cousins, nieces & nephews.   Two special sisters-in-law: Sandra Miller and Kathy Dula, special first cousin—sister: Jackie McKinney.  Her special longtime friends: Margaret Holland, Karen Tillison,, Sandra Laws, Janet Potter and her special Sunday School Teacher & mentor: Billie Jean Powell.

A Graveside Service will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Tim Adkins officiating.  Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.  Friends may register their presence at the funeral home Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m..  The family would like to express a special Heartfelt Thanks for the staff at Hermitage Health Center for the special Care & kindness given to Karen & family.  For all the prayers , get well cards, phone calls and love shown during Karen’s illness will  never be forgotten and cherished always.  Condolences may be sent to our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Elliott family.


Happy Valley Memorial Park