Monday, April 13, 2015

Karen Miller McConnell

Karen Miller McConnell went home to her Heavenly Father on March 19, 2015. Born in Salisbury on April 13, 1950, to Robert and Ruth Miller, she graduated from Boyden High School and went on to get a degree from Kings College in Charlotte NC.  Karen had a great passion for history, which led her into a career that included a position as Docent at Hezekiah Alexander Historic Home Site and later at Rosedale Historic Plantation, where she was Curator of Education until retirement.  She held leadership positions in various historic associations, was very active in the life and ministry of St Paul’s Lutheran church, and volunteered in the community.  She was a loving wife, mother and Mamaw.  Karen co-authored one book and was doing research on another historical reference. Inspired by events which occurred at the family home place, which she and her husband restored, she was writing a novel based upon the events. She enjoyed reading, photography, researching genealogy, shag dancing, antiquing, church music programs, crafts, and her cats.  

Karen is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Bernhardt Miller.  She is survived by her father, Robert Miller, her husband, Stan, sons, Chad (Terri), Jeromy (Nicole), grandchildren, Maddy, Ella, Porter and Sawyer, her sister, Elizabeth Miller (Rick), brother, Frank Miller (Judy), and many other beloved family and friends. 

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for all the love and support shown Karen and the family during her illness.   

Karen was the web master and creator of this blog. We will try to keep up family posts as she would want.

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