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Karen Moonly Bryant
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • St. Andrew's Church
    Building Fund
    440 Whilden Street
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Water Mission
    PO Box 71489
    North Charleston, SC 29415

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“Frank, I just got my Shipmate and noted Karen died in August. So sorry to hear that. I last saw are the polls in November but didn't get to speak ....Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Barr - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Karen was an incredible blessing to everyone who was fortunate to know her. She had a way of making everyone around her feel special and had a...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Hank & Susan Ashby - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So sorry for your loss. I hope that you will find peace and comfort in your memories. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Kara Kurtz

“I was so very sorry to hear of Karen's death. Yet I rejoice in knowing she is in the very presence our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I was blessed...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Melisa Carter - Zebulon, GA

“Frank, so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Its clear she was a great lady. Ray Setser USNA '65 ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Ray Setser - Charleston, SC

“Our condolences to the family, and especially to our friend Frank. Our memories of Karen go back to the day that Frank met (and immediately fell in...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Otis Cole - San Diego, CA

“Frank, I am sorry for your loss. Karen will be missed. I have fond memories of us working together in kindergarten. I will keep you and your...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Hope Cattles - Hanahan, SC

“Frank, we were so very sorry to hear of Karen's passing & just wanted to tell you that we're thinking about you & sending all positive thoughts.Dan &...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Dan & Solveig Heintz - SC

“Frank, So sorry to hear about your bride. We have fond memories of our early years in the Navy with you and Karen. She was a lovely and gracious...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Buster and Donna Shelton, Capt, USN (Ret)(USNA 66) - TX

“Frank, My most heartfelt condolences and my prayers for Karen and you and the family. Ken Rauch, '66 ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Ken Rauch - Classmate

“Praising God that Karen is now in His presence, however I know you will all miss her so much.Karen was so kind to me while attending physical therapy...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Kelly Hester - SC

“My sweet, sweet Sister of over 30 years now has the best seat in the house! DeColores forever! Ily ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Gail Auld - Friend

“Our deepest thoughts and prayers "For those who have been faithful O Lord life has not ended, but has merely changed; and when this earthly abode...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs Dana Poulin - SC

“I am so sad to see Karen passed away.She was a joy to be around and what a bright light for Christ.Will miss her so much at the next Alpha course.To...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Sparky Witte - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Frank, Rich and I made our move a month ago. I am heartbroken for you and your children for such a stunning loss. We will be praying for you as you...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Possie Raiford - Asheville, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Karen. She was a precious and memorable friend of my mom who she taught with for...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Ali Boggs Wilson - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Praying for this sweet family. Mrs. Karen was such a sweet lady. I'm blessed to have met her. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Anita Larkin - Ladson, SC

“We are heartbroken for you. Frank and all of the family. Karen was a blessing to so many people. She was true"greeter" to everyone she encountered....Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy and Randall Swan - SC

“I've had the pleasure of knowing Karen & Frank these last few years since moving back to the low-country and dating their daughter Beth. Karen was...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Capt. Jeffrey Dismukes - SC

“Can't believe our precious friend, Karen has gone to be with Jesus. She was an incredible blessing to all & a bold witness for Christ. We will miss...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Deb & Sam Sprayberry - SC

Karen Moonly Bryant, 73, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Capt. Franklin Simons Bryant, USN (Ret.) died Sunday, August 6, 2017. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 in St. Andrews Church Mount Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Karen was born December 1, 1943 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Charles Wesley Moonly and the late Jane Buchanan Moonly. She graduated from the University of Maryland where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a retired kindergarten teacher with Whitesides Elementary School and was an active member of St. Andrews Church Mount Pleasant. Karen was a co-leader of the Good News Life Group and a member of the Salty Sisters Prayer Group and Empty Nesters Supper Club as well as a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa retired teachers organization. She delighted in sharing her home with friends and was a gracious hostess, always making guests feel comfortable in her home. Her greatest joy was sharing time with her four grandchildren, of whom she was extremely proud. She also cherished time gardening and boating on Shem Creek and surrounding waterways.
Karen loved the Lord and touched many lives as she shared that love. She was quick to respond when anyone was in need of a friend to pray with or just to come alongside. A quote from Karen that she left in a folder describing her funeral wishes: "My prayer for all: Accept Christ as Lord of your daily life. Do it daily. Ask for help from the Holy Spirit, and I'll see you in Heaven." She will be missed terribly by her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Bryant Gill of Mt. Pleasant, SC; son, Colby Edward Bryant of Georgetown, SC; and grandchildren, Bryant Gill, Ansley Gill, Benjamin Bryant and Victoria Bryant.

There will be a visitation at the home, 1064 Meader Lane, Mt. Pleasant, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9th, and a reception at the home following the funeral service on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Church, Building Fund, 440 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or to Water Mission, P.O. Box 71489., North Charleston, SC 29415.