In Memory

Karen Pearson

Karen Pearson

Karen Susan Pearson

February 3, 1955 ~ December 25, 2014



Karen Susan Pearson, 59, of Merriam, Kansas passed away Wednesday, December 25 at Olathe Medical Center. Karen was born February 3, 1955 to the late William and Mathilde Pearson in Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest in 1972. Karen earned a degree as a Registered Nurse from St. Luke’s School of Nursing and continued her education at the University of Kansas-School of Allied Health, where she received her certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Karen worked for Olathe Medical Center for over 14 years. She loved to spend her free time traveling to exotic tropical locations and hosting pool parties and holiday celebrations for family and friends. Karen is preceded in death by her three brothers, Stanley, Paul David, Jimmy and a sister Barbara Pearson. She is survived by her son Nicholas Pearson, two brothers, Steven Pearson and wife Cindy; Bill Pearson and wife Kim; a sister, Christine Pearson and Jim Smith, 7 nephews and many dear friends. 




Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 30 at the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee, a rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial following in St. Joseph Cemetery in Shawnee.




The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sister Servants of Mary; 800 N. 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102 or to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 9720 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212.



If you knew Karen and would like to place a kind memory here, please follow the instructions on this page (click on "post comment"). 

Mac McDaniel and Jan Klein, Site Administrators


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12/27/14 08:46 PM #1    

Coleen McNerney

Karen was a great friend!  We had a lot of fun together in high school.  We were both on the drill team and spent many hours at practice.  She was a hard worker and very determined.  She had a good sense of humor and we laughed together often.  We didn't see each other much after high school but I remember her very fondly and am greatly saddened to hear of her death.  I'm sure she was a great nurse as she had a big, warm heart.  My condolences to her family,  We've lost a good one.

Coleen McNerney 

12/28/14 05:36 PM #2    

Terry Leckrone (Lane)

I remember Karen as well from SMNW and drill team.  She was a really kind person with such a great smile!  Sad to hear of her loss.

12/28/14 08:31 PM #3    

Ronald Poplau

It is hard to believe that she has passed away.  I remember her fondly and certainly enjoyed having her in my classes.  Students comprise the life of a teacher.  We follow their careers and grieve when they leave us.  I have been at NW since it opened and I will reluckantly retire this year.  Karen will certainly be in my prayers and I hope all who knew her will remember her in prayer.  Once a Cougar, always a Cougar.  Rest In Peace Karen and thank you for such fine memories.

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