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Karen Susie Tidwell

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ORAN -- Karen Susie Tidwell, 65, died April 17, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born Oct. 7, 1946 in Sikeston, to the late Ralph and Mildred Greer Sturgeon, she had been employed as a nurses aide and activities director at Shuffits Nursing Home.

On July 18, 1970, she married Roy Tidwell, and he survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Sheila Scherer of Oran; five brothers, Jerry Sturgeon of the state of Alabama, Ronald Sturgeon of Oran, Phillip Sturgeon of the state of Florida, Don Sturgeon of Sikeston and Ralph Sturgeon of the state of Rhode Island; two grandchildren, Amber Boley and Brittney Kitchen; and one great-granddaughter, Autumn Boley

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Visitation is from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. T. Jay Haynes, pastor of Gospel Assembly Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston. .

Pallbearers will be: Gene Tidwell Sr., Gene Tidwell Jr., Richard Ditto Jr., Paul Wayne Krauss, Christopher Critesberg, Erik Tidwell, Jeremy Grogan, Brandon Beard and Gary Graham.

Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.