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Henderson, Kentucky


September 10, 2021
Henderson, Kentucky


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Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home - Henderson Obituary

            Karen Russell Sweets, 64, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky after a brief illness with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

            The Henderson, Kentucky, native was the daughter of the late Ivan L. Russell and Lucy Annis Powell Russell.

            Dedicated to her work, Karen served 19 years with Big Rivers Electric Company in Henderson, Kentucky, and also 19 years at Fruit of the Loom Accounting Department in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  She loved to travel, making countless memories with her husband, Garry.

            Karen is survived by her husband, Garry Sweets; one brother, Ivan D. Russell (Rebecca); many nieces and nephews, including Ginger Russell; cousins; other friends and family; and her “fur baby” Leon.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.  Cremation was chosen and interment will be at a later date in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole, Kentucky.

            Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

            Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky or the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center.

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