Karen Lee Branch, 67, of Huntsville, passed away at home on Dec.  5, 2021. 

She was born June 13, 1954, in Ardmore, Okla., to Durbin Branch and Emma Bates. 

She married John Toliver in Huntsville in 1976 and had three children.   

Karen was a Strong Advocate for disability rights as she helped her daughter Holly through life. She opened the door for many to live fuller lives. She was a potter and a natural artist at heart. 

She is survived by her husband, Steve Maher; one son and daughter-in-law Tyler and Azalea Toliver; one daughter, Emily Toliver; and three grandchildren.

Predeceased by her parents; her first husband, John Toliver; one sister, Mary Kay Branch; and one daughter, Holly Toliver. 

No services are planned at this time.