Karon Jean Allison of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma passed from this life on January 2, 2019 at the age of 60 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Karon was born on April 9, 1958 in Coffeyville, Kansas to James and Frances Alene (Martin) Bishop, the couple later divorced. Karon's family extended beyond her parents and two siblings, Sharon and Greg. Also loving Karon as their own child, were Fred and Velda Lamb who became like second parents, she was also loved and accepted by their sons, Robin, Wade and Tony. Karon attended school in Coffeyville, having graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School. On July 2, 1977 she married her best friend, Rockey Allison, the couple made their home in rural South Coffeyville, of that union two children were born, Brian and Sarah.
Karon was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, friend and co-worker, who loved Jesus and was a true example of the Proverbs 31 woman. Her home was always open to family, friends and neighbors. She was known as the perfect hostess, finding great joy in preparing meals and planning parties. An annual Easter Celebration held at their home grew from a close family gathering to a soiree of over 50 guests with more than 300 hidden eggs. She had the gift of encouragement, always finding the best part of a person and helping them to find it, too. Her servant's heart led her to teach children both in Sunday School and VBS, making sure each child knew that she and Jesus loved them.
Karon loved being a mother and grandmother and was often accused of spoiling them, assuring each one knew they were "well loved".
Karon and Rockey shared a love of travel, visiting every light house between Lincoln City, Oregon and California, traveling to Alaska, many other states and putting her feet in the streams along the way. Karon loved spending the simple everyday moments with Brian, Mendy and Nathan. Nathan was always ready for an adventure with "Ammaw". Each fall she traveled with her daughter Sarah, son in law Larry and her three W's (grandchildren) to Pensacola, Fl where she could be found in her favorite flip-flops, walking the beach and soaking up the sun. The moments with family were some of her most cherished times.
Karon started each day with a grateful heart and thanked God for her family that now is left behind. Memories and love were shared with her husband, Rockey of the home, children, Brian Allison and his wife Mendy; daughter, Sarah and husband Larry Mattox; grandchildren whom she adored, Nathan Allison, Willow, Wiley and Whitley Mattox; second parents, Fred and Velda Lamb; siblings, Greg Bishop, sister, Sharon and husband Steve Khoury, bothers, Robin Lamb and wife Tammy, Wade Lamb and wife Tia, Tony Lamb and wife Pam; sister and brother in law, Vicky and Bill Thomas; sister and brother in law Pam and Michael Blackburn; grandmother, Maxine Bishop; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephew and a whole host of extended family and friends. Karon is also at rest with her parents, James Bishop and Frances Alene Walraven, mother and father in law, J. L. and Dott Allison, and brother in law, Tony Allison.
Funeral Services celebrating Karon's life will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, South Coffeyville, OK located at 506 Shawnee Street with Pastor Jonathan Filson officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Washington Cemetery in Lenapah, Oklahoma. The family will receive family and friends on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, South Coffeyville, in honor of Karon Allison, contributions may left with or mailed in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To leave a message of condolence for the family visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
It has been over 40 years since I last saw Coffeyville. I wish I would have kept in touch with boyhood friends I knew, but we always see 20/20 in hindsight. Karon, Greg and Sharon are among my first memories of Coffeyville, and they were good memories. I would say that my prayers go out for Karon, but I know she is already in heaven, so I request that she pray for me in the hopes I see her in heaven myself. I do pray for family and friends who feel this great loss.
Jeffrey CapertonLynwood, CA
I send my condolences to the family she was a close friend of my parents Mike and Barbara Bryant she was a great woman and will be dearly missedj
Regina Bryant mayPittsburg, KS
I had known Karen it seemed like basically my whole life I was two when Mike and Barbara Bryant adopted me and I'm sorry very sorry this happened to her my heart goes out to the whole family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.I can't be there physically that day but my heart will be .you will be forever missed and loved Karen you had such a caring loving heart who brought smiles to everybody you new .. I will see you again one day I promise til then fly with the angels and spread your wings XOXO
CANDACE MOORE/BRYANTLos Angeles,, CA
Velda, Fred, Rockey and all of the family: We are so sorry for your loss. I know Karon was a very special person to all family and friends and everybody that was blessed to know her. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Barbara and George FugateBixby, OK
Oh Rockey (and family), I wish I could express my sorrow to you. Such a precious lady, there just aren't words to describe Karon's value and how much she is missed. May you feel God's Presence in the midst of this pain, hanging on to Him, continuing to seek Him; finding some comfort in those surrounding you. God Bless your family. Shauna Beye
Shauna BeyeCoffeyville, KS
Our deepest condolences to the Allison and Lamb Family.
Justin and Brittany JamesEvadale, TX
So sorry for your loss! She will be missed! Sending prayers to you and your family!
Dr. & Mrs. Steve MillerCOFFEYVILLE, KS
Karon was always a joy to be around. Our family has been blessed by our friendship with Karon and Rockey. Praying for all the family.
Jerry & Connie GoodsonEdmond, OK
So sorry for your loss Rockey! I am really sorry that I won’t be able to be at the funeral, but you and your children will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.
Karen Lee Bracher (Kiki)Tulsa, OK
So sorry to hear about your loss, sending prayers.
Eric & Debbie HiltonWann, OK
So many sweet memories of you aunt Karon and uncle Rockey. Fondue and the game of spoons; hugs and VBS; and staying overnight on the 4th of July. You will be missed.
Amber Berry BrownSapulpa, OK
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God give you peace in knowing that you will see your loved one again in Heaven. God Bless!
Allen and Kathy Rogers CummingsHoward, KS
So sorry to hear about your loss. Karon was a wonderful Godly woman. She will be missed by all!
Marjorie (Felton) KeysCoffeyville, KS
Rocky so sorry for your loss Karen will be missed .
Kenny SchultzCoffeyville, KS
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great spiritual woman who loved life and all it had to offer. She will be greatly missed by so many.
Rhonda TrotterCoffeyville, KS
Rocky & family we were so sorry to hear of Karon's passing. She such a sweet lady. We will miss her. Praying for all of you.
Ed & Cathy EveleighSouth Coffeyville, OK
Fly high Karon you will be truly missed
Teresa RogersCoffeyville, KS
With sincere sympathy and love.
Mike LambKnob Noster, MO
Praying that our Father will hold you tight through these days. Love and hugs from the Naylors
The Naylor FamilyGuthrie, OK
Karon was so very special. Heaven has received an angel.
Joyce and Don GoldJenks, OK
I was so sorry to learn of this. Karon was a very sweet person. Even though we had "lost touch" she always knew me wherever she saw me and had that sweet smile.
Juanita HandshumakerCoffeyville, KS
So sorry for your loss. Karon was a wonderful person. God Bless you all.
Danny, Shelly, and Cade VothLiberty, KS
My sympathy to Karon's family and friends. May your memories sustain you in your grief.
Juanita George ClarkSan Antonio, TX
Many many fun times were had with Karon around the Lamb’s kitchen table. There were also birthday parties, baby showers, and countless other events that she and I have shared together. The laughs were constant! She always had a smile, even if we passed each other in Walmart. I loved her and she will be so very missed. I will be praying for Rockey, Buck, Sarah and their families. - Karon Jean, I will see you soon girl, Lori.
Lori StevensWann, OK
Rocky ,Brian, Sarah and families. You are in our hearts right now. We love you all.
Dan and Debbie HaywardWelch, OK
All our heart and love.
James and Terri RhameBuna, TX
so very sorry for your loss, i have such fond memories of Karon spent at Fred and Velda's house as a teenager, i pray Jesus you wrap her family in your arms and hug them tight, Jesus be extra close as they grieve for this special lady who will be very missed by her family and friends amen
darla lohmanAbilene, KS
Rocky, our hearts are heavy in hearing of the loss of Karon! She will be missed! Sending many prayers for you and your family!
Jud and Vickie GoodwinWelch, OK
So sorry for your loss of Karon. She was a beautiful lady.
I remember her when she was a teenager and in the Acteen group at First Southern Baptist Church in Coffeyville. I was the group leader at the time, and loved having Karon in our group.
She will be sadly missed by so many. But scripture assures us that we will see Karon again if we know Jesus as our Savior!
Delores BlevinsCoffeyville, KS
My sincerest condolences to Rockey & Family. I had the pleasure of working with Karon many years ago at CRMC; she was such a sweet lady.
Alice (Annie) Speck-ViebeyWinter Springs, FL
So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for all.
Calvin RittenhousePlainwell, MI