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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Tuesday November 22nd, 2022
11:00am

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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Tuesday November 22nd, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Karen Diane Tipton

     Karen Diane Woods Tipton, 60, of Marion, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville.

 

     Karen was born in Buncombe County, NC, on October 29, 1962, to Mary Louise Knapp and the late David Leon Woods, Jr. She was married to her husband of twenty five years, Scotty Tipton. Karen was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She loved flowers, listening to music, and was very active on social media. Karen was known to lighten up any room and brighten anyone’s day. She will be greatly missed.

 

     In addition to her father, Karen was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Bay; and a sister, Teresa Harmon.

 

     Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Scotty Tipton; her mother, Louise Smith; four children, Brandon Parker, Rita Hughes (Alex), Tammy Kicklighter, and Heather Tipton; two sisters, Amy Smith and Becky Ray (Shawn); three grandchildren, Tony Bradley (Stacey Russell), David Miller, and Eli Clendenen; four nieces, Violet, Jessica, Erin, and Madison; and two nephews, Marley and Blake.

 

     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service. Rev. Jason Bright will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.


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Guestbook

My dear friend,
My heart goes out to your family.
I will miss talking with you and playing word Chums.😢
Thank you for being a wonderful friend.
With love Sandra

Sandra Nov 24 2022 11:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Tipton

Sandra Nov 24 2022 11:27 PM

I didn't know you but I know your sister, Amy. I know how much she loves you and how much you loved her. Words cannot describe how much you mean to her. You were her person. The one she looked up to. The one that she could always count on to listen when she needed someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on and she misses you so much. She always smiles when she talks about how you always took care of her. She is really going to miss you. So if there is any way that maybe you could somehow let her know everything's going to be ok, it would mean everything to her. Thanks for being such a good sister to my best friend. I really wish I could have known you. Prayers for Amy and Becky

Kellie Nov 21 2022 10:19 PM

I didn't know you but I know your sister, Amy. I know how much she loves you and how much you loved her. Words cannot describe how much you mean to her. You were her person. The one she looked up to. The one that she could always count on to listen when she needed someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on and she misses you so much. She always smiles when she talks about how you always took care of her. She is really going to miss you. So if there is any way that maybe you could somehow let her know everything's going to be ok, it would mean everything to her. Thanks for being such a good sister to my best friend. I really wish I could have known you. Prayers for Amy and Becky

Kellie Nov 21 2022 9:50 PM

Karen was the sweetest person and will be greatly missed! Sending hugs and prayers to the family.

Donna Killough Nov 21 2022 7:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Tipton

DANA BOLICK Nov 21 2022 10:29 AM

I will miss you everyday and cherish all the happy memories you made with us. You were the most tender-hearted sweet person I've ever known. You always made sure we had fun adventures as kids and made us laugh until our belly hurt. You were so strong. found beauty in flowers and plants, with a well loved garden of beautiful flowers and plants that she treated like babies. I will miss everything about you, but especially your laugh, our long hugs, jokes and long talks. You showed how much family meant to you by always being there to listen, remembering everyone's special days, and making sure we were safe. Generous, kind, unique, intelligent, strong, beautiful, understanding, forgiving are just a few words that describe you. I love you sissy and thank you for all your love and kindness you showed me.

Becky Nov 20 2022 9:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Tipton

Becky Ray Nov 20 2022 9:05 PM

I'm really going to Miss You Honey. I was So Blessed to have had You in My Life. You were The Most Compassionate and Beautiful Soul I knew. To say I'm Lost without You would be an understatement.We shared laughter,Tears and many Beautiful Memories. I Loved You So Very Much and know You felt The same 🤗♥️ Until We Meet Again 😇

Alethea Harris Nov 20 2022 3:32 PM

Karen was one of my best friends. She was so compassionate and was always there for me when I needed someone.
I will miss you my sweet friend. Thank you for the many laughs and strength you\'ve shown me over the years. You will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. I love you. ❤️

Sue Nov 18 2022 11:04 PM