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“John, I am so very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was always such a sweet, dear friend - loved my time in Ohio that I spent with you both. ...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Merriman - Savannah, GA

“So very sorry about Karen. We taught about the same time in Paducah, our sons are about the same age and my husband and I bought our first house...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Betsy Roberts

“John, We were so sadden to learn of Karen's death. It is so hard to believe as I recently spoke with her, Please know that we are here for you at...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Helen Hylton - Mount Pleasant, SC

“John, We are so sorry to hear about Karen's passing. I was so shocked to read her obit in our Richmond newspaper, having never known you lived here....Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Grove - Midlothian, VA

“John, I'm sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I hope you are well and please know that Sandra and I are thinking of you and Blake during this...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Wilson - Friend

“John, we were very saddened to read of Karen's passing. Please know our thoughts are with you. Your former Manor neighbors, Vic & Eloise ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Vic & Eloise Hines - Henrico, VA

“Charlie and I were so sorry to hear of Karen´s passing.You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Karen mcgihon

“John, we are holding you up in prayer and you are in our thoughts every day. We had so much fun with you two and have missed you. Hoping you will...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bob and Linda Solomon

“John,Ron and I were SO sorry to hear of Karen's passig. I had talked with her about a year ago and she seemed happy and content to again be living...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Ron and Sandra Miller - Paducah, KY

“John,so sorry to hear about Karen’s death. Lots of fun memories of Karen when we taught together. Also,the memory of your wedding in her...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Wyatt Granner - Paducah, KY

“John,My sincerest condolences to you and your family.Ken ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Ken Batcher - Friend

“John, we are so sorry to learn of Karen's death. Darlene and I wish you and your family blessings. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Mazzone - Paducah, KY

“Although I've not seen Karen in many years, we were friends at Lone Oak High School in Paducah. I move away in 1970, but when I returned to Paducah...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Duff - Paducah, KY - Friend

“I was a good friend of Karen's in High School. We were in band together. Later we both lived in Nashville and spent time together. Karen was a...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Terrie Martin - Thomasville, NC

“Please accept my love, thoughts and prayers in this sad time! Karen and I were good friends in school and still exchanged CHRISTmas cards every year...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Dobbs - Paducah, KY - Friend

“Great classmate and LOHS band member. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Tony Page - Paducah, KY


Karen Ruth Weeks, 71, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of John Thayer Weeks, Jr. went to be with our Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Her memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Karen was born February 7, 1949 in Cairo, Illinois, daughter of the late Joe Harold Babb and the late Ruth Lansford Babb. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1971 and a master's degree in education in 1978 from Murray State University, Murray, KY. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and later taught in vocational schools. Karen joined the training department at MeadWestvaco and worked in both the Charleston and Ohio offices. Karen was also self-employed; her company, Community Greeting Service, connected businesses with newcomers to the community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant where she taught Sunday School and sang alto in the choir. Karen enjoyed praise and gospel music, spending time at the beach, cruises, and a good meal out with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, John; son, Blake Lansford Weeks (Heather Gooch Weeks) of Birmingham, AL; two cousins, Verlinda Newton of Cobden, IL and Gordon McCluskey of Madison, WI; and her toy poodle, Pepper.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 www.stjude.org/donate or Dorchester Paws 136 4 Paws Lane, Summerville, SC, 29483 .