Karen Anne Rogers, a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on July 10, 2023, in her hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee. She was born on May 1, 1964, and her departure has left a void in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.
A warm and caring individual, Karen dedicated 35 years of her life working as a data entry clerk for the state of Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Her commitment to her profession was unwavering, much like her dedication to her family.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, it was Karen's character that truly touched the lives of those around her. She had an exceptional ability to welcome and accept everyone with open arms. Karen's house was not only filled with love but also served as a safe space to all who entered—a place where friendships blossomed and memories were cherished.
Karen's passing is deeply mourned by her son, Justin Shatto; daughter-in-law Cheyanne Shatto; and granddaughters Angel Shatto, Breyana Shatto, Raeven Shatto, and Realee Shatto. Her presence will be greatly missed within their lives.
Her life is preceded in death by her sister, Sherry Lamborn; father James Laster; and mother Carrie Anne (Davis) Laster.
To celebrate and honor Karen's life a "Celebration of Life" will be held at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center located at 9090 TN-100 in Nashville on Friday, July 21st from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This shared time aims to commemorate Karen's life filled with love and joy allowing family, friends, and relatives to come together and share their cherished memories of Karen.
Following this celebration, there will be a "Memorial Gathering" from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Karen Anne Rogers was more than an extraordinary woman–she was a beacon of love, kindness, and compassion. In her memory, let us carry forward the values she instilled in us: to embrace others with open hearts and to cherish every moment with our loved ones.
In this time of mourning, we must remember that Karen's spirit will forever remain alive within each and every one of us. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memories continue to inspire us in the journey of life.