Obituary and Service Information for Karen Leigh Medley

Medley, Karen Leigh

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Peaceful Ridge Cemetery

St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Karen Leigh Medley of DeSoto passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Dittmer at the age of 64 years. She was born on July 27, 1956 in St. Louis the daughter of the late Dale Marion and Lila Lorraine (Blum) Medley.

Karen was retired from the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office where she had been employed as a Corrections Officer at the Jefferson County Detention Center in Hillsboro for 26 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Festus and the DeSoto AmVets Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoyed attending car shows, playing golf, detailing cars, and doing yard work, however her happiest moments came from socializing with her many friends and her beloved family.

She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her including her three sisters, Debbie (Mark) Landau of Dittmer, Susan (Marty) Coleman of DeSoto, and her twin sister Kathy Medley of DeSoto; nephew Matthew Coleman of DeSoto, and numerous cousins, other relatives, and many dear friends and neighbors.

Karen’s family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date. Those arrangements will be posted as soon as they become available. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Mahn Funeral Home of DeSoto, Missouri. Leave condolences online at


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