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Karen Sanders, age 57

Karen Sanders, age 57, of Romance, Arkansas passed away at home on March 31, 2024. She was born in Merryville, Louisiana on March 28, 1967 to James Thompson and Judy Kyzer.

Karen had a love for animals and loved to dance. She was a valued life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 10442 in North Little Rock for 10 years. Karen was loved by many and will be missed dearly by her friends and family.

Karen is preceded in death by her father James Thompson; her grandmother Willer Mae Nash; and grandparents George and Jean Kyzer.

She is survived by her mother Judy Kyzer Herron; brothers Kevin Cramer (Shelley) and Jeff Cramer (Brittany); nephews Jeffrey Cramer and Mason Cramer; nieces Felicity Pope, Cheyenne Cramer, and Lavender Cramer; great-niece Ayla Cramer; and a host of extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held to honor Karen’s life on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 10:00am with a memorial service starting at 11:00am in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • James Austin Posted April 3, 2024 2:30 PM

    I miss you like crazy. You will always have a place in my heart ❤️ For the good times. Love yah Hon

  • Scott and Michelle Butler Posted April 3, 2024 2:34 PM

    Karen, you will truly be missed by all. You were the first person that I met at our VFW post 10442 6 1/2 years ago. You welcomed me with open arms and have been a friend ever since. Our hearts are heavy but we know the Lord has received an angel. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and all of our friends. Until we meet again dance and sing on my sister. We love you Michelle Butler

  • Randy and Donna Sweeten Posted April 3, 2024 4:53 PM

    Your friendship was valued by so many, your heart was made of gold and your personality was precious. May you enjoy being in the arms of our creator and rest in heavenly peace.

  • Mary Taylor Posted April 3, 2024 5:00 PM

    Karen you are one of the sweetest Friends i have known you for years we have had a lot of good laughs you would have done anything for me i will never forget you you was an amazing Friend.RIP

  • Teresa Lane Posted April 3, 2024 6:19 PM

    There are no words that even come close to the void created your unexpected departure! Heaven truly gained an Angel and they are going to love you too, just as we did! Sing loud and proud!❤️

  • Sherrie Tokarz Posted April 3, 2024 6:35 PM

    I will miss you so much! So glad I got to see you and hang out with you the last couple of weekends. I’m still in shock and sad. Rest in love sweet friend. Keep dancing and smiling.

  • Jeanie Blackway Posted April 3, 2024 9:46 PM

    The sweetest lady I ever met

  • Deanna Covington Posted April 4, 2024 9:00 PM

    our condolences to Karen’s family so sorry for your loss may our Father give you peace and comfort during this time
    Deanna Covington and Travis Givens

  • Jennifer Wells Posted April 5, 2024 10:23 AM

    Such a beautiful person

  • Rachel Gill Posted April 6, 2024 2:52 PM

    Sister (from another mister). You are gonna be missed so much. Now who is gonna be my anger management coach, cuz you are irreplaceable. Every time I think about you I hear you say whoo saw, sister breathe and count to ten. And when I close my eyes I see us doing the biker shuffle. Btw thank you for teaching me that line dance. Hope I can remember it now that you are up there watching us. Love ya sister from another mister.

  • Dana Ladnier Posted April 6, 2024 8:21 PM

    So heartbroken to hear about our beautiful cousin Karen 💕 We love you and we will miss you dearly 💗 tell everyone hello for us until we meet again.
    All our love to Jeff, Kevin and Aunt Judy 💕
    The Ladnier family and Cramer family

  • Rose Mary Miller-Fason Posted April 9, 2024 9:19 AM

    Karen, The shock of your unexpected death has not subsided. You have been a great friend and an asset to the VFW Auxiliaries of Arkansas; supporting Rose City, Little Rock, Benton, Levy and others. We will miss you deeply. Thanks for your support in everything you did both for the VFW and personally. I will miss our chats. Big hugs, love and Prayers RIP sweet friend.

  • Linda Daugherty Posted April 10, 2024 6:48 PM

    I can’t put into words the feeling that overwhelmed me when I heard you were gone. The memories from 36 years ago came flooding forward.
    You were my friend then and are now
    You will truly be missed. May you continue dancing in the sky.

  • Terri McBride Posted April 10, 2024 6:50 PM

    Karen you will be missed. You did love to dance. Keep dancing look up Tiffany in the Heavenly rooms she’ll be dancing with you. It was a pleasure being your friend. Love and miss you girl.

  • John C. Edwards Posted April 11, 2024 8:49 PM

    Karen was such a wonderful lady. She really cared for Veterans.

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