Karen's Story

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Karen Mae Dixon Howard, 66, of Westwood, wife of David Howard, died peacefully Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland following an extended illness.
Karen was born July 28, 1950, in Ashland, a daughter of the late George E. "Cotton" Dixon and Bernice Whitt Dixon of Westwood.
She was a retired food service employee from the Fairview Board of Education after spending many years at Fairview High School.
In addition to her father, Karen was preceded by her loving twin sister, Sharon K. Dixon.
Surviving include her husband, David; a daughter, Nancy S. Banks of Ashland; four brothers, Ed Dixon of Westwood, Leroy Dixon of Flatwoods, Michael T. Dixon of Ashland and Timothy Dixon of Westwood; two sisters, Jennifer Sue Zornes of California and Elizabeth Adkins of Westwood. Karen also leaves behind her pet dog, Mimi; and her granddog, Haley.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland by Brother Leroy Dixon and Brother Delbert Dixon. Burial will be in the Dixon Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be sent in Karen's memory to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be left at prestonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 10, 2017
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