Karen Kay Trumble

February 28, 1949 - October 28, 2022

Karen Kay Trumble of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on October 28, 2022, at the age of 73. Karen was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on February 28, 1949, the daughter of Ernest Edward Brannen and Sarah Ann Stevens.

Karen explored many interests in her life. During her time in Nebraska, she worked for Tabitha, a senior care center and living community. After 15 years of dedicated service to the company, a stroke forced her into retirement. She loved to travel, taking many memorable trips during her life. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and loved going to the casino any time she had a chance. Most of all, Karen loved being with her family and treasured the time she spent with those she loved. She will be deeply missed.

She is preceded in death by her father, Ernest Brannen, her mom, Sally Ritter, one sister, Jan Robblee, her stepdad, Eugene Ritter, one brother, Kyle Ritter, and many aunts, uncles, and friends.

Karen is survived by her children, daughters Michelle Schiermeyer (Jamie) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Karen Lynn Buell of Lincoln, Nebraska, and son Charles Buell (Tammy) of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Roxanne Anderson (Jim) of Omaha, Nebraska, and Linda Showers (Lester) of Avoca, Iowa, and two brothers, Richard Brannen (Toni) of Goodyear, Arizona, and Eugene Ritter of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Hannah and Olivia Schiermeyer of Oklahoma City, and C.J. and Josh Buell of Omaha, Nebraska; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26th at Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel (4300 ‘O’ Street).



Memorial Service


Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

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November 25, 2022

Karen came way out of her way to get me to work, when I didn’t have a car. She didn’t even take my money for the gas. The best thing she did for me was when she took me to my dying daddy. He died with me by his side, and I’m so grateful for that. Thank you Karen for your help. I love you. You will be missed. Tracy and Chris

– Tracy Middleton

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