Karen Lee Hellard
Karen Lee Hellard (Maw), 73 of Lucas, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at home surrounded by her family after battling cancer.
A native of Ohio, she was a homemaker and the owner of Pitstop Market in Lucas. She loved sewing, gardening, camping and traveling. Her greatest love was her family.
She is survived by her companion of 16 years, Charlie Blakley, of Lucas; one brother, Doug Franklin and wife Jan, of Missouri; three daughters, Kelly Jackson, Becky Russell and Wendy Pedigo and husband Bobby, all of Lucas; six grandchildren, Andy Devasher and wife Jessica, and Noah Devasher, all of Lucas, Megan Jackson and husband Nick, of Smiths Grove, Dylan Houchens and wife Landyn, of Lucas, Breanna Russell, of New Hampshire, and Brylee Wyatt, of Lucas; three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Homer Everett Franklin; her mother, Velma Catherine Prim Franklin; one stepbrother, Jerry Franklin; and one grandson, Samuel Wayne Taylor.
Funeral services will be held noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Published on October 11, 2019


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The Case Gang (Donna, Bill, Matt, Nick, Amanda, Braylee, Kasie, & Hayli)
Oct 13, 2019
So sorry for your lost of Karen. One of the finest, heart full, sweetest, loving, ladies I've ever met. She'll be dearly missed by many. June of 1997 bought a house in Austin because our son Courtney was in Mr. Dwayne Rice's room at Austin Tracy School. Only stopped at Pit Stop the 1st time was because I was in a hurry. But after that I went there because I wanted to. Was a customer until Karen closed the store. 1998 Noah enters into Mr. Rice's room with his mom Kelly. Our son's became friends and unbeknownst to me that this is Karen's daughter and grandson. The funny thing in this whole story is that it took several years to pass before I knew they we're even related to one another. Also I ...thought Vickie owned the store and Karen was her employee 🤣. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. (((Tight Hugs)))Read more