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1946 - 2019
Karen Pendleton (Getty Images/Ann Summa)
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November 18, 2019

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November 18, 2019

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October 27, 2019
My condolences for the loss of your mother. May the God of comfort be with all of you in the days, weeks, and months to come.
October 24, 2019
I was sadden to hear of Karen's passing, she was my next door neighbor growing up in North Hollywood on Kraft ave. Her mother would make her beautiful dresses and she would come over and show me, and after her dance classes she would show me the new dance that she learned. Her brother Kent was my best friend. My daughter Karen got a hold of her just on facebook just a few months ago, and I was able to contact her after so many years, she told my that Kent had passed away. I will always remember that sweet little girl, may she rest in piece. My condolences to the family. Mary Zaret
October 23, 2019
Staci, on behalf of The Annette Funicello Research Fund, we want to express our heartfelt support as you adjust to the loss of your own Mom. Clearly, Annette (along with the entire nation) thought the world of your Mom. When Annette announced her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 1992, Karen was among the first friends to offer her support for the days ahead. These former "kids" had a lifetime of support that nothing and no one could overcome. Our prayer is that you and your family are blessed with just that kind of encouraging support in the days to come. You will all remain in our prayers... with gratitude for all that your Mom did to entertain, inform and educate our own youth. Grateful!

Dave Mason
Managing Director
The Annette Funicello Research Fund
for Neurological Diseases
October 23, 2019
Dear Staci and family: we left three entries on Karen's email address; it appears we did not get through. Karen was a wonderful friend and example for little girls who were a little shy, talented and giggly, trying to get through in a wilderness of who am I? where am I going? am I going to be okay? that the other girls on our MMC series did not show. Her implicit bravery and character after the later accident, returning to school years after leaving for a BA & MA and then in addition to raising you, spent the rest of her life devoted to people with problems akin to hers, showing that recovery is ALWAYS possible if you persevere. I am proud to have been a friend and colleague, even though we did not see each other often. We are both sure you are very proud of what your mom accomplished and will grieve at the loss then recall her life positively once more. Mouseketeer Lonnie & Diane, still together in our 49th year.
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