DuShaneAug 6, 1959 - Nov 11, 2012 PIEDMONT Karen Diann Perkins DuShane, 53, of Piedmont, OK, passed away November 11, 2012, in Edmond, OK. Karen was born August 6, 1959, in Fort Sill, OK to Arland V. and Frances L. Perkins. Karen grew up in Lawton, OK, graduated from Elgin High School in 1978, attended and graduated from Great Plains Area Vocational Technical School (Lawton) in 1980 and then moved to Edmond. Throughout her life, Karen worked as an LPN and enjoyed cooking, crafts, sewing, scrapbooking, poetry and drawing. She is survived by her parents, Arland and Frances Perkins, of Edmond; her husband, John W. DuShane, Jr., of the home; children: Ryan V. Splawn, of Oklahoma City; Evan D. Splawn, of Edmond; and Lacey J. DuShane, of Piedmont; siblings, Douglas (Barbara) Perkins, of Edmond; Denise (Paul) Hannon, of Edmond; and Felicia (Mark) Koym, of Edmond; two grandchildren, John D. "JD" and Haylee B. Splawn; many other loving family and friends. The family offers a special "thanks" to Hospice of Oklahoma County. A Rosary and family visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 13th, 6-8 p.m. at the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond. Services for Karen will be held Wednesday, November 14th at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond, OK.

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 13, 2012