Karen “Sissy” Evonne Propst, 55, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec, 11, 2012, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Harrisonburg on Sept. 24, 1957, and was the daughter of Lorraine “Rainy” Conley Propst of Harrisonburg, and the late Lester Roy Propst.
Karen lived her entire life in this area, and attended Linville-Edom schools and Massanutten Vo-Tech for several years. She had been employed at Friendship Industries for over five years. She participated in the Special Olympics and was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church.
Karen loved listening to Christian music and had many hobbies, including memorizing birthdays and phone numbers. She loved Bobby Sherman, Frankie Avalon, Billy Graham, Randy Travis, Bill Elliott, The California Raisins and Michael Jackson.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Cindy P. Landes and husband, Ronald, of Harrisonburg, and Tina L. Propst and companion, Amy Cubbage, of Broadway; two brothers, David R. Propst and wife, Michelle, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the Rev. Steven L. Propst and wife, April, of Goode, Va.; two nieces, Megan Landes and Katie Propst; and two nephews, Tyler Landes and Josh Propst.
She was preceded in death by her boyfriend of many years, Carroll May.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Herwin Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, Area 4, 21 Southgate Court, Suite 103, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.