Karen Kay Robertson, 83, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at home. 

She was born Sunday, July 9, 1939, in Wichita, Kan., to Lee Edgar and Thelma Elizabeth Tabor Neff.

Karen married Jerry Dale Robertson on Friday, July 11, 1958, in Wichita, Kan., and together they were parents to three children. She was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. Karen never met a stranger, and those around her knew how much she cared about others and her community. A pillar in the community, she served as a member of the Clifty Volunteer Fire Department, the Madison County Fire Association, and Madison County Youth Sports. Additionally, she served as a deputy coroner, a first-responder, and a member of the Madison County Fair Board and the Madison County Rodeo Board. In recognition of her dedication to others, Karen was named The Madison County Record’s “Best of the Best – Volunteer of the Year.”

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and her four-legged companion (and favorite son) “Dozer” the Corgi. 

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Robertson, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer Lee and Makenzie Robertson of Clifty and Ken and Cathy Robertson of Tontitown; one daughter, Linda Althuisius of Clifty; six grandchildren, Benjamin and Laura Althuisius, Brock Robertson, Quinn Robertson, Connor and Danielle Robertson, Lynnlee Robertson and Alex Robertson; and four great-grandchildren, Blake, Hunter, Parker and Bennett.

The family will receive friends 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at Brashears Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Brashears Funeral Home with Larry Combs officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Brock Robertson, Quinn Robertson, Connor Robertson, Blake Althuisius, Hunter Althuisius and Gooch Butler. 

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Clifty Volunteer Fire Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Madison County EMS, and Madison County Fire Association. 

Interment will immediately follow services at Clifty Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to one of the following: Clifty Fire Department, 182 Madison 8248, Huntsville, AR 72740 or Madison County EMS, c/o County Judge Larry Garrett, P.O. Box 37, Huntsville, AR 72740 or Clifty Cemetery, 628 Madison 8200, Huntsville, AR 72740 or the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. 

Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.