Karen Larimore

March 24, 2020

Karen Larimore, 80, of Kirklin passed away March 24, 2020 at Mulberry Health.  She was born at home in the Cyclone community on December 18, 1939 to Lawrence R. and Geraldine (Blacker) Vandevender.  She married the love of her life, Bill Larimore, in 1961 and he survives.

Karen was involved in 4H and showed Red Poll Cattle with her family for many years.  She was a 1957 Kirklin High School graduate.  She began working in 1957 at Clinton County Bank and Trust and retired in 1997 as Vice President of Chase Bank.

Karen was a member of Zonta, Ducks Unlimited, and United Way, where she was campaign chair.  She was the first woman President of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and started a local Red Hat Society chapter, which was enjoyable to several local ladies.  She enjoyed traveling to Cincinnati to watch her Cincinnati Reds.  She loved planting beautiful flowers and trees on her property and she and Bill provided several nesting boxes for blue birds and monitored them closely.

Memorial donations may be made in Karen’s honor to the Alzheimers Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN  46240.

Visitation and Services

Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort, are honored to assist the Larimore family and a Memorial Service will take place at a later date. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband Bill are her Sister: Joyce (Leon) Jordan; Nieces: Stephanie (Andy) Davison and Cari (Kyle) Kirkendall; Great-Niece and Nephews: Cole, Alex, Logan and Natalie all of Frankfort.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Karen Larimore”

  1. Don/Kathy Blanch March 25, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Joyce and family
    So sorry to learn of the passing of your very dear sister . Thoughts and prayers for your family

  2. Susan A Lee March 26, 2020 at 8:15 am

    So sorry to hear this. Deepest sympathies.

  3. BRENDA D SPRAY March 26, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Bill & family,

    We are sorry to learn of Karen’s passing. Please know that our prayers of peace and comfort are with you at the time.

  4. Pat Smith March 26, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Karen was such a wonderful lady. She was a former Avon customer. My young son would run up to her door to give her the brochure and she always had cookies for him! I also had worked with her with some church business at the bank. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you during the difficult days ahead!

  5. Gloria and Phil Crum March 26, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Sincere sympathies to all of Karen’s family.

  6. Todd W Chittick March 26, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Dear Uncle Bill –
    We are so sorry to hear that Karen is gone, and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please stay safe & healthy during this virus quarantine, and when you have a chance, I hope you will share an email where we can reach you. We look forward to seeing you again when travel allows, and we love you very much.
    Todd, Kristy, and Bryce Chittick

  7. Debra Dieterle March 26, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    You will be missed you were always a pleasure to be around Rest In Peace sweet Karen 💔💔💔🙏🙏🙏. Hugs an prayers to Bill 🙏🙏💔💔💔

  8. Patty Zink March 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    So sorry about the loss of Karen. I worked with Karen at the bank. I always enjoyed working for her. She was a special lady. Deepest sympathies.

  9. Richard and Marilyn Clouse March 28, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Joyce and family

    Sorry for your loss of your sister! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family!

  10. Adam Kirby March 29, 2020 at 11:02 am

    I remember Mr. And Mrs. Larimore frequenting my restaurant in Kirklin, in the 1990’s. Mrs. Larimore was so kind, friendly, and always smiling. May God be with your family and comfort you in your time of need.

  11. Mae Norman April 2, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    To Bill and Joyce and family my sincerest sympathy! Karen was a special person and a fun friend! she and I shared so many memories of times at Clinton Cty. bank, stay overs in each other’s homes, a particular snowy sled ride we wondered if we would all survive, dates, weddings, golf cart rides to visit the blue birds nests, even a ride in the combine, can’t forget Red Hat fun too! During this difficult time, be safe and stay well!
    Blessings to all of you! Mae

  12. Janet Knox April 3, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Joyce, I am so sad for you with the loss of your sister. I have you in my prayers, praying that you feel God’s embrace and that the memories give you peace.

  13. Amy Malicoat April 4, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Truly sorry for your loss… always enjoyed Bill and Karen doing business at our cleaners…prayers to the family for comfort in the coming months

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