Karen Dee Johannes


GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Karen Dee Johannes, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at The Ranch House in Garden City. She was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the daughter of Eugene and Helen (Sturgeon) Andrews.

Karen grew up as a child in the Scottsbluff area, where she attended school. She later attended high school and graduated in 1967 from Goshen Hole High School in Veteran. Karen then attended and graduated from the Rapid City School of Business. 

On Jan. 30, 1970, she married Lawrence Edward “Larry” Johannes in Scottsbluff. They lived in Lincoln, Neb., before moving to Garden City in 1976, where they have lived since. In her early years, Karen worked for Hiram Scott College. A homemaker, she and her husband Larry owned and operated Spray Way Lawn Care for 25 years. Karen enjoyed yard work and home interior decorating.

Survivors include three sons Matthew and Sara Johannes of Garden City, Joshua and Emily Johannes and Caleb Johannes, all of Kirbyville, Mo.; her mother Helen Andrews of Torrington; a brother Greg and Susy Andrews of Torrington; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Karen was preceded in death by her husband Larry, who died on June 17, 2019. She was also preceded in death by her father; two daughters, Traci Johannes and Sarah Avila; and a brother, John Andrews.

A private family interment will take place at a later date at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. There will be no calling hours. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.

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