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Obituary – Karen Skopec Arrangements Announced



Karen Skopec, of Bolivar, Mo., passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 2010, following a battle with cancer. Steve and Karen Skopec have shown and raised horses for many years in the Heart Of America circuit.

Karen Leah Skopec
(April 6, 1947 - February 10, 2010)

Mrs. Karen Leah Skopec, age 62 of Bolivar, passed away at 8:50 PM Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar after a long fight with cancer.

She was born in Bolivar on April 6, 1947 the daughter of Wilbur Franklin (Frank) Brashear and Cora Leah (Morgan) Breshear. She attended North Ward Elementary and Bolivar High School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Bolivar Saddle Club, The Heart of America Walking Horse Association, The Southwest Missouri Horse Association and the Red Hat Mommas.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank W. Brashear and Cora Leah Bowling.

Surviving is her husband of 46 years, Steve Skopec of Bolivar, two sons and their wives, Scott Allen and Jana Skopec of Troy, MO and Stephen Lee and Sara Skopec of Bolivar, MO; Also two sisters, Diane Moore and husband Terry of Humansville, MO and Linda Lane and husband Bob of Parker, CO. And Nine Grandchildren, Caleb, Seth, Ryan, Kyle and Kathryn of Bolivar and Brooke, Landen, Nicholas and Reese of Troy, Mo. Along with several nieces and nephews.

A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Visitation to follow at 6:30 PM. The Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bolivar with Father Patrick Wissman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery at Karlin, south of Bolivar under the care and direction of the Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar.

In lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund. Friends may sign the guest book or send private condolences at www.butlerfuneralhome.com

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