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Karen Dear

June 22, 2019

Karen Dear, Harrington, passed away, along with her husband, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from injuries sustained in an accident, she was 56.  She is the daughter of Katheryn Hedrick (Norman) and H. Stewart Crouch Sr.


Karen was a registered nurse who worked at Fresenius Medical Care in Milford where she loved her patients, often participating in the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk.


Karen dedicated her life to her family and her nursing career. She loved being around kids, especially her grandchildren.  Karen was a loving, humorous, generous person with an infectious laugh and smile.  She was known to always have her arms open to others and loved animals.  Karen enjoyed the beach and spending time in the sun. 


Karen was deeply in love with her husband, Kenny.  They often enjoyed spending time on the motorcycle, fishing and working in their garden.


Karen is survived by her son, Kenneth Decker (Melissa), Christopher Decker (Bridget Kisela); grandchildren, Olivia, Henry, Allison, Jackson and Covin; brother, H. Steward Crouch Jr. (Kim); sisters, Susanne Phillips (Edwin) and Wendy Lee Borrel; uncle, Wm. Douglas Hill (Lynn); niece, Molly and nephew, Sebastian.


A combined Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 28, at 3PM at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington.  A visitation for family and friends will be held starting at 1PM.


In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation at:


Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE.  Visit us at to sign condolence book.

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