Karen Yvonne Pauli

Funeral services for Karen Yvonne Pauli, 82, Stull, will be at 1 pm, Friday, November 3, 2023, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.  A short visitation will take place after the service. Burial will follow at Stull Cemetery.

She died October 28, 2023, in Baldwin City.

Karen was born in Yuma, CO to Albert and Edna Deinert on September 25, 1941, and passed in Baldwin City, KS peacefully surrounded by family on October 28, 2023.

She was blessed with two younger siblings, Judeen and Dale. As a young girl, she attended a one-room schoolhouse a few miles from their farm. At age 11, Karen’s father and grandfather tragically lost their lives in a wheat field fire. Several months later the family moved to town. While attending high school she worked at the local drug store.

On November 23, 1957, she married James D Pauli of Joes, CO. The couple took residence and started managing his family’s farm. In 1967 they moved to Goodland, KS where they reared three children, Marcy, Diane and Jeff. Karen served as deputy at the Sherman County Courthouse from 1978 to 1986.

Jim and Karen moved to Stull, KS the summer of 1986. She worked at Wright Chiropractic in Lawrence, KS and then at Lord’s Financial Planning in Topeka from 1992 until retirement.

She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, gardening, and attending Bible study. She was supportive of others and kind to all.

Preceding her in death: Her parents, Albert and Edna Deinert, stepfather, Fred Ernst. Her sister-in-law, Cheryl Deinert.

She is survived by: Husband, Jim Pauli of Baldwin City, KS.

Daughter, Marcy (Gary) Rust of Topeka, KS and grandchildren/great grandchildren: Landon (Paula) Rust, Parker and Landon of Montgomery, AL; Grant Rust of Charlotte, NC; Graydon Rust of Birmingham, AL and Sydney (Troy) Weakland, Josie of Topeka, KS.

Daughter, Diane (Randy) Haeffner of Baldwin City, KS and grandchildren/great grandchildren: Matt (Chelsey) Haeffner, Audrianne, Ashton, Haven, and Henley of Houston, TX; Zach (Kelli) Haeffner, Harrison, Hadley, Hunter of Baldwin City, KS; Josh Haeffner, Dax, Ryker and Jase of Houston, TX; Lesley (Jake) Nellor, Lauren of Baldwin City, KS.

Son, Jeff (Liana) Pauli of Derby, KS and grandchildren/great grandchildren: Leah (Kody) Barger of Moore, OK; Luke (Grace) Pauli, Lucy of Olathe, KS.

Sister, Judeen (Bob) Berry of Castle Rock, CO and brother, Dale Deinert of Yuma, CO. Nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morningstar Care Homes, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

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From Carol Arnold...

Marcy my friend. Prayers to you and yours for comfort and peace.

From Shirley Johannsen...

Marcy, Gary, and family – I just read of Karen’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shirley Johannsen

From Dr. Charles LaValley and Staff...

We are so sorry for your loss. Karen was a wonderful lady and she will be missed.

From Pam Daugherty...

Marcy and families, we are so sorry for your loss we will pray for you all that you find comfort in the Lord May God Bless you and give you many Blessings. From Pam and Leon Daugherty and family.

From Rich & Ginny Hedges...

Rich and I met Karen at Wright Chiropractic. She was so sweet and friendly. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family.

From Candy Preston...

So hard for all those left behind. Karen is a dear! May your memories be sweet as you grieve together! May God be your comfort as you trust Him during these sad days!

From Amy Wiscombe...

Such an amazing woman we had the pleasure to care for.

Sending prayers to all the family!

From Beverly Gonzalez...

So sorry for your Loss. Karen always had a smile and such a warm heart. Praying for you and your family.

From Julie Hedges...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Jim. I remember first meeting Karen at Dr. Wright’s office then later pet sitting Bear and Nike for you both. She was such a sweet person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

From Greg Jordan...

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends at this time.

From Carolyn Wulfkuhle...

God’s comfort to you and your family.

From Deana Sample...

Sorry for your loss may god comfort her in his arms

From Duane and Charlotte Roesch family...

Praying for the family..

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