Karen H. Park 1950-2020

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Karen Hiner Park, 70, of Morgantown, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at WVU Hospital Ruby Memorial.

She was born, Aug. 28, 1950, a daughter of Lewis A. Hiner and Ethel Leggit Hiner.

She was our shoulder to cry on and our anchor. She loved us all dearly, especially her grandchildren, Keith, Hunter and Ashley, and her great-grandchildren, Kjay and Korben.

Karen was a woman who loved the outdoors and had the gift of gab. There was never a moment she ever passed up to spend time laughing with her family. She was a devoted wife to our father, Lee. No sacrifice was too big for her to handle as she supported him through his career in the U.S. Coast Guard until we could come back to West Virginia. Together, there was nothing Lee and Karen wouldn’t do for their children, Starla and Lee. The most important thing they taught them was how to love and they showed it every day.

Now, our father has come to take her home. We will miss her every day, but we are honored in knowing that her legacy lives on this way.

Karen is survived by her children, Lee (Krista) Park of Morgantown and Starla (Bill) Park Blosser of Morgantown; two brothers, Gary Hiner of Brookfield and Junior (Maggie) Hiner of Brookfield; a sister, Janet Exline of Salem; three grandchildren, Keith Blosser, Hunter Park and Ashley Park; and two great-grandchildren, Kjay Blosser and Korben.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Theophilus Park; a sister, Sandy Hiner; sister-in-law, Lola Hiner; and a brother-in-law, Jim Exline.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at Coopers Rock State Park Pavilion. The Rev. Ray Frankhauser will officiate.

Please practice social distancing and wear a face covering.

Caring services are provided by Dering-Henson Funeral Home.

Condolences dering-henson.com.

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