Karen L. Kelly
1949 - 2021
BORN
1949
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home
1431 W 29th St
South Sioux City, NE

Karen L. Kelly

South Sioux City

Karen L. Kelly, 72, of South Sioux City passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

Services will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home. Online condolences may be directed to meyerbroschapels.com.

Karen was born the daughter of Dale and Wanda (Scadden) Grimm on Aug. 13, 1949. She attended South Sioux City schools and the Iowa School of Beauty. She found her soul mate, Billy Collins, and they have enjoyed the last 40 years together.

Karen worked in home healthcare for many years and was manager of BC Tower Erection since 1985.

Karen's greatest joy in life came from her music and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong country singer who could be found playing at local spots nearly every weekend. She was in a number of bands over the years. She also enjoyed keeping in contact with her sisters and extended family members.

Karen is survived by her longtime companion, Billy Collins of South Sioux City; children, Brian Kelly of Sioux City, Barbara (Bruno) Collins, Becky (Alan) Stille, Brenda (Brad) Irwin, and Belinda (Chava) Perez all of South Sioux City; sisters, Judy Engel, Barbie Bowman, and Cheryl Hutchins all of South Sioux City; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Connie, Patty, Sherry, Betty, and Margo.


Published by Sioux City Journal on Nov. 24, 2021.
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Nov
27
Visitation
5:00p.m.
Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home
1431 W 29th St, South Sioux City, NE
Nov
27
Service
6:00p.m.
Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home
1431 W 29th St, South Sioux City, NE
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