We Love You Karen

Karen on her big girl bike

Mama rode off to heaven on Friday April 24, 2009 at the age of 47. Karen was born in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of Louise Bain and the late Herlan Bain . She was a 1980 graduate of William Penn High School and has been a resident of New Castle County all her life. Karen was a Hairdresser for 30 years. She was a member of First State Chapter of H.O.G. where she was Activities Officer. Karen enjoyed travelling, reading, bowling, riding and spending time at the beach. Most importantly Karen’s heart belonged to her family. She loved and cared for her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson Tyler. Karen leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband and best friend of 27 years Edward C. Fortner II; her sons Ryan E. Fortner, his fiancée Marissa Massey and their son Tyler R. Fortner of Newark, DE, Justin C. Fortner and Colby B. Fortner both of Newark, DE; her mother Louise Bain of Bear, DE; her brother Roger A. Bain of Bear, DE; and her mother-in-law Clara Fortner. Karen is also survived by a host of other loving family members and all her friends she has made over the years, all of whom called her “Mama”. Karen was also predeceased by her father Herlan Bain, her brother Bruce H. Bain and her father-in-law Edward C. Fortner. Family and friends are invited to Karen’s viewing and to visit with her family on Saturday May 2nd from 3pm to 6pm at BEESON FUNERAL HOME OF NEWARK, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702 (Fox Run), (302)453-1900. A funeral service celebrating Karen’s Life will be on Sunday May 3rd at 2 pm at the funeral home, followed by a viewing and visitation with her family. In memory of Karen a contribution may be made to: Motorcycle Accident Victims, M.A.V. www.motorcycleaccidentvictims.org