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Helen G. Karnes

Helen G. Karnes, age 83, of Berryville, Arkansas, passed away August 7, 2020. She was born in Watonga, Oklahoma, on June 15, 1937, to Viola “Gertrude” (Millspaugh) Bradford and Clarence “CW” Bradford. Helen was joined in marriage to Walter D. Karnes on June 10, 1959. Arrangements and Cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.


Helen Karnes

An avid reader, Helen inspired others. She loved traveling out West. Other favorite pastimes were political debates at the local wisdom table. Many family and friends will miss the conversations Helen sparked and her love for others.


She was preceded in death by her parents: CW Bradford and Gertrude Bradford; two sisters: Candace Bradford Tribur and Mary Lynn Gurney; a brother, Boyd Bradford; and a niece, Miri Tribur.


Helen is survived by her husband of 61 years in Berryville, Walter Karnes; three daughters: Natalia Karnes and her husband Sean Coleman of Springdale, Arkansas, Leah Karnes and her husband Freddie Norman of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Rachel Karnes and her partner Loren Teague of Berryville, Arkansas; son, Bradford Karnes and his wife Vicki Karnes of Berryville, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren; and Brody, her faithful, ferocious companion.


No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to HOPE Cancer Resources (https://hopecancerresources.org/) or the Carroll County Library

(https://library.carr.org/).


To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.

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