Karen Fortney, 66, a resident of Dailey, passed away Friday evening, March 8, 2013, at her home. She had been in her usual health, and her death was unexpected.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946, at Mabie, a daughter of the late Russell and Shirley Currence Taylor.
She was twice married, first, to James Carr, who preceded her in death, and later, to Marshall Fortney, who also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, James "Tracy" Carr and wife, Shelly, of Elkins; one daughter, Kimberly Klager and husband, David, of Elkins; three sisters, Wanda Channell, Linda Lambert and Brenda West; three brothers, Gilbert, Jerry and David Taylor; stepchildren, Marsha Moore, Rick, Steve, Rodney and Dewayne Fortney, Tammy Ketterman and Tonya Arbogast; five grandchildren, Gavin and Addison Carr and Alex, Kaitlyn and Trevor Klager; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and and her dog, Sassy.
Also preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husbands, were several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Fortney was employed at Little Caesars Pizza in Elkins and had worked for Colonial Place for the past several years.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Karen Fortney. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.