Karen L. Edwards Karen L. Edwards of Visalia, CA passed away on November 4, 2012 after a five and one half year battle with cancer. She was 61 years old. Karen was born in Jacksonville, Illinois on January 5, 1951, the daughter of Stanley & Jeanette Timmons. She resided in Waverly, Illinois & graduated from Waverly High School in 1969. She worked for the State of Illinois from 1969 to 1980. She married Richard (Dick) Edwards on September 13, 1980 at the Congregational Church in Waverly. They moved to Visalia, CA where Karen worked for Tulare County for 26 years. She gave birth to her only child Christopher on June 8, 1985. She was preceded in death by her mother Jeannette Timmons & her nephew Chad Timmons. She is survived by her husband Dick & son Christopher of Visalia, her father Stanley Timmons, her brother Steve & wife Beverly Timmons, her sister Gail & husband Fred Seymour all of Waverly. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Funeral service to be held at the United Methodist Church, 5200 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia on Friday, November 9th at 1PM. There will be a final service in Waverly, Illinois at a later date and burial will be at East Cemetery in Waverly, Illinois. Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Condolences: www.smithfamilychapel.com
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta on Nov. 7, 2012