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Karen Argotsinger Smithville, Mo.

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 10:55 a.m. CST

Karen Argotsinger, 71, of Smithville, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2013.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Smithville, Mo., with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Karen Marilee Argotsinger, daughter of Mable M. (Peters) and Ernest H. Boyer, was born July 1, 1942, in Callaway, Neb., where she grew up and graduated from Callaway High School.

Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from the University of Nebraska. Karen worked for Russell Stover’s Candy in Lincoln, Neb., while she was going to school.

On June 22, 1963, Karen married James Ronald Argotsinger.

After their marriage, they lived in Lincoln, Neb., Glenwood, Indianola, Creston and Kirksville, Mo.

In 1968, Karen and Jim purchased a pharmacy in Creston and later expanded the business to include a fabric store and other ventures.

In 1993, they moved to Smithville, Mo., and ran Smithville Pharmacy from 1992-98.

Karen was a member of Beta Sigma Phi in Creston and several quilting associations.

Karen is survived by her husband Jim; children, Carol (husband Adam) Rice, Rodney (wife Chanda) Argotsinger, Kenda Argotsinger, Melanie Johnson and Den-Ny Hwang; grandchildren, Joshua and Alex, Meghan and Les, Michael, Tiffany, Emily and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Desiree, Xearianna and Daymien; brothers, Ernest (wife Erna) Boyer and Stan (wife Diane) Boyer; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents.

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