Karen was born on May 3, 1966, in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Raymond Kenneth and Estalene “Esty” Purvis Eyler.
She was raised in the Baring Community and attended the Baring Elementary and Knox County High School, graduating in the Class of 1984. She attended Gem City Business College majoring in design and later continued her education with the Moberly Area Junior College in Moberly, Missouri.
Karen moved to the Kansas City area, where she did some work for the Kansas City Royals. She later lived in St. Louis, Ottawa, Ontario, and Green Bay, WI, where she became an avid Green Bay Packers’ fan. In 2007, Karen came back to make her home LaPlata. She worked for the LaPlata Schools until her health began to fail.
Karen enjoyed sports and spending time with her constant companion and fur baby “Rodey”.
Karen is survived by her mother, Esty Eyler of Baring, Missouri; a brother, Kent and his wife Becky Eyler of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; niece and nephew, Sara and Joseph Eyler of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Charlie Allen of Greentop, Missouri, Janice Rineberg of O’Fallon, Illinois, Annie Eyler of Dallas, Texas, Margaret and her husband Roy Watson of Memphis, Missouri; cousins, Bridget Eyler of Dallas, Texas, Lesley Eyler of Dallas, Texas, Chris Eyler and his wife, Dana of O’Fallon, Missouri, Tony Eyler of Dallas, Texas, John Rineberg and his wife, Jennifer of Danville, Illinois and Steve Rineberg and his wife, Laura of O’Fallen, Illinois, Cindy and her husband Paul Prough of Queen City, Missouri, Brenda Allen of Greentop, Missouri and Terry Watson of Canton, Illinois; along with a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Raymond Eyler on October 2, 2006; grandparents, Joe and Cleo Purvis, H.K. “Punch” and Pauline Eyler; uncles, Jerry Eyler and Joni and Bill Beasley; aunts, Wilma “Sis” Allen and cousins, Tony and Jeff Watson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015, with the family receiving friends until service time, at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Burial will be in the St. Aloysius Cemetery in Baring, Missouri.
Pastor Rick Barnes will officiate and Don Miller will participate in the services. Casket Bearers will be Rusty Gibbons, Kevin Holdren, Tom McCabe, Billy Early, Mac Early and Joseph Eyler. Honorary Bearers will be Terry Watson, Russell Shultz, Tommy Small, Gary Motley and Larry Purvis.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Karen Eyler may be left to the Charity of the Donors’ Choice. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th St. Edina, Missouri 63537.