February 25, 2013


The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — Karen K. Mason-Carle of Oskaloosa, died Saturday morning, February 23, 2013, at the Mahaska Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.  She was born at Unionville, Iowa, the daughter of Carl Logan and Mildred Laola Allen Scott.  Karen graduated from the Moravia High School, and then A.I.B. in Des Moines.  She was married to Richard Lee Mason at Moravia, and later divorced.  Following A.I.B., Karen worked for a time at Bankers Life in Des Moines.  Later, she worked in food service at William Penn College (now University) for many years, first as banquet manager and lastly was the assistant manager in food service.  Later she attended Iowa School of Beauty and was a beautician in Oskaloosa for about seven years until retiring in 2001.  On June 26, 1999, Karen was united in marriage to James D. Carle at Oskaloosa.  Karen delighted in her grandkids and loved Iowa Hawkeye athletics.  She was a past member of Questers; University Wives at Penn; and member of Third Reformed Church, Pella; and of P.E.O., Chapter IO.

Her family includes her husband, Jim of Oskaloosa; her children: Michael Mason of Oskaloosa; Mary and Scott Robison of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Blaik Mason of Oskaloosa; 8 grandchildren: Jacob and Kate Mason, William, Nehemiah, and Hannah Robison, Aidan, Brennan, and Chloe Mason; a brother and his wife, Randy and Karen Scott of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; and her favorite sister and her husband, Karla and Russell Hammes of rural Oskaloosa; and many nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Kevin Korver officiating.  Private Family Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery at Oskaloosa.  Visitation will begin on Tuesday after 12 noon at the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel on Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mahaska Hospice Serenity House.  

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