Karen K. McCollum of Everett, WA, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013. Services are pending.
Karen (Shipley) McCollum, daughter of Esther Fern (Emary) Shipley and Clarence "Skip" Shipley, was born May 11, 1960, in Spirit Lake.
She lived in Emmetsburg until 1976 when she moved to Lynnwood, WA. There she graduated from Lynn-wood High School. She moved back to Emmetsburg in 1991 and in 1993 she moved to Everett, WA. In 2000 Karen met Wes McCollum and they married in 2003 in Everett, WA, where they continued to live.
Karen passed away at the Providence Hospital in Everett, WA, following a year of health problems. She was 52.
Karen is survived by her two sisters, Carol Schnabel and her husband Garrett of Valley City, ND, and Dawn Hauschen and her husband Steve of Emmetsburg; three nephews, Jason, Dylan and Dalton; and a niece, Kaylee.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.