Karen Hudson, age 57 a resident of rural Portland, passed away suddenly at IU Health Jay Hospital on Friday, December 31, 2021. Karen loved her family, always putting them first and dedicated her life to helping everyone else. She attended Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren in Jay County. She was employed at Peyton’s in Bluffton for over 36 years.
Karen Hudson was born March 5, 1964 in Portland, Indiana the daughter of Lowell and Patricia (Lehman) Smith. She was married on April 10, 1982 to Doug Hudson.
Her beloved husband of 39 years- Doug Hudson, rural Portland
1 Son- Troy Hudson, rural Portland
Her mother- Patricia Smith, Portland
2 Sisters- Debra Enyart (husband-Garry), Portland, and Susan Williams (husband-Terry), Portland.
1 Grandson- Julian Hudson
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kari Hudson, and her father, Lowell “Smitty” Smith.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday in the Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Services to celebrate the life of Karen Hudson will be held at 11:00am Friday at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Pastor Earl Doll will officiate the services and burial will follow in the Center Cemetery, west of Portland.
Family requests memorials be directed to Jay Randolph Developmental Services in Portland.
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