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Karen Fagan

Karen E. Fagan, age 82, of Aurora, formerly of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 25th at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the United Methodist Church 1104 A Street. Memorials may be made to the Alice Farr Library in Aurora or the donor's choice. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Karen E. Hyde Fagan was born September 20, 1939 in Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Henry & Alice (Brown) Hyde and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on September 21, 2021, at the age of 82.

Karen received her education in Grand Island graduating high school with the class of 1957.

On March 16, 1958, she was united in marriage to Larry W. Fagan. They resided on the farm north of Hampton where they farmed and fed cattle and raised their family, a son and daughter. Larry passed away on January 22, 2014. For the last several years Karen made her home in Aurora.

Karen was a member of the United Methodist Church in Aurora and The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, David Bryant Chapter.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Larry; sisters, Dorothea and Jennie Joan; brothers, Harvey, Gerald, Roland, Garrison Dale and Dennis; sisters-in-law, JoAnn and Dawn and brother-in-law, LeRoy and granddaughters, Cassidy Karen, Leah Quinn & Brynlee Ann.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Marvin Joseph (Teresa) Fagan of rural Hampton; daughter, Sandra (Bob) Peterson of Grand Island; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, Phyllis Hyde and other relatives and friends.

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