Service Saturday

Karen Sue Metcalfe, 76 of Dunlap, Kansas passed away December 29, 2019 at Holiday Resort in Emporia. She was born May 15, 1943 in Council Grove, the daughter of Neil and Jessie (Burnett) Williams. Karen graduated from Dunlap High School in 1960. She married August Dean Metcalfe on September 23, 1960. They had seven children: Rex, Russell, Richard, Joyce, Judy, Janet and Jean.

Karen was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, worked as a waitress and meat processer as well as being a full time homemaker. She was an avid reader, enjoyed Sudoku puzzles and loved her fur babies. Karen loved spending time with her family. She adored her grandkids and great grandkids, loved hearing from her children and other family members. She will be sadly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Joyce; sisters, Lucille Litke and Helen Williams.

Karen is survived by her children: Rex Metcalfe (Lawana) of Emporia, Russell Metcalfe (Dana) of Ponca City, OK, Richard Metcalfe (Amy) of Dunlap, Judy Looper (William Garrett) of Fargo ND, Janet Heller (Corky) of White City, and Jean Hase (Brad) of Pratt; brother Dale Williams (Elie) and sister Wanda Hedgespeth (Ralph); 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great- great- grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for January 18, 2020, at 10:30 a.m, at the Dunlap Gymnasium. Inurnment will follow at Dunlap Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Council Grove Senior Center and sent in care of Sawyer Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

Condolences may be left at

Council Grove Republican

P.O. Box 237

302 W. Main

Council Grove, KS 66846

Phone: (620) 767-5123

FAX: (620) 767-5124