In loving memory of

Karen Harmon 08/28/2021
January 21, 1946 - August 28, 2021

Karen Harmon, 75 of Marshalltown, IA passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Karen was born on January 1, 1946 to Carl and Mary Ellen (Friesenburg) Ross in Marshalltown. She attended Marshalltown High School where she graduated in 1965. Karen was united in marriage to David Harmon on June 10, 1965. Karen and David made Marshalltown their home where they were blessed with two children. They later divorced in 1976. She was a member of the First Friends Church in Marshalltown. Karen enjoyed needle point, gardening, spending time with family and especially all of her cats.

Karen will be be missed by her two children; Christy (Robert) Forbes of Des Moines, IA, Shane (Tammy) Harmon of Florida and one grand-daughter, Virginia (Ginny) Forbes of Des Moines. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Larry Ross and one sister, Diana Ross.


Shar Fricke wrote on Sep 1, 2021:

"I just today learned of Karen's passing and was sad to hear that she is gone. Karen endured a lot in her life and she certainly earned her angel's wings. I know she's wearing them proudly. My condolences to Christie and Shane and their families. "

Paige Legg wrote on Aug 30, 2021:

"I have missed our reading group on Tuesday evenings with Karen and other Friends since the COVID. I kept in touch with cards going back and forth and always enjoyed hearing from her. Very glad I had visited her at Accura in the past 2 weeks! She loved her family and her kitties! She will be greatly missed. Loved her smile and humor!"

Janet Mason wrote on Aug 30, 2021:

"I am so glad God crossed Karen?s & I?s paths. Karen was a beautiful woman who loved her Lord. She always was a blessing in our woman?s group in church. Karen really knew how to make & bake desserts. I have missed seeing her there but enjoyed visiting her at Accura & watering her plants. She has now gotten her angel wings she so deserved. Keep a watch over us Karen! Prayers go out to her family.??????"

Shane Harmon wrote on Aug 30, 2021:

"She carried me inside her for 9 months then raised me for 19 years. Even thou we were 1200 miles apart she was still my mother."