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Karen Joyce BriscoePassing: June 10, 2023


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 14th @ 4:30pm


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Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, June 14th

MITCHELL – Karen Joyce Briscoe, 80, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington.

Born March 13, 1943, in Campbellsburg, she was the daughter of Carl and Opal (Martin) Shoults.  Karen married Basil Paul Brisoe on December 27, 1963 and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2018.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Karen was a 1961 graduate of Campbellsburg High School.  She worked as a bookkeeper for the First National Bank of Mitchell and later for Sullivan Financial Consulting of Raymond James in Mitchell.  Karen enjoyed painting. 

Surviving are her children, Joy (Tim) Drabing of French Lick and Tim (Jessica) Briscoe of  Greenwood; grandchildren, Nathan Drabing, Sarah Drabing, Corey Briscoe, and Ashley Briscoe; Sisters, Norma Shoults of Bloomington, and Wanda Callahan of Bloomington. 

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in Mitchell Cemetery with Rev. William Brown officiating.

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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Marilyn Crouch | Oolitic in
    Date: June 16, 2023
    I was in shock when I read the obits today! I cannot believe Karen passed away. Karen was one of the best students in the painting classes at my business. My heart goes out to her entire family.
  2. Guest: Gwen McClintock | French lick ind
    Date: June 13, 2023
    A wonderful lady her daughter loved her very much.a sweet family love and prayers for the time ahead.
  3. Guest: Sherry Childers | Bedford IN
    Date: June 13, 2023
    Norma, I'm so sorry to hear about Karen. Thinking of you through this time of sorrow. Love you.
  4. Guest: Jack Murphy | Lawrence County, IN
    Date: June 12, 2023
    I’m shocked and saddened to learn of Karen’s passing. We were co-workers for many years. She was a very hard worker. A great lady. I will miss her. My condolences to her children and grandchildren.
  5. Guest: Helen S and Patrick C Merchant | Bedford
    Date: June 12, 2023
    We are sorry for this sad loss. We enjoyed knowing Karen from FCC Bedford. She was a lovely lady. May God hold you all close and grant you peace and comfort in that love.
  6. Guest: Ginny Jones | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: June 12, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for her family,
  7. Guest: Judith A Williams | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 12, 2023
    I was so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. My condolences to the family.