On October 19, 2005... We truley lost on of the God's most precious angels...Karen Danielle (Slone) Engle was taken from us in a tagic car accident. SHe was the newlywed wife of Derek Engle of Hazard KEntucky.
I wanted to make this post just to give everyone a place to come and share a good memory or Karen. She was such a special friend to so many of us and she is missed so deeply.
I love you Karen... and miss you more than anyone will ever know!!
I met Karen one time. It was at my Aunt Nora Campbells funeral. There she stood, beautiful, by her beloved husband Derrick. I will remember her by that one scene. She loved her husband. Sometimes we don't understand the will of the Lord, we can find peace in His grace and thanks in His blessing that she was to us all......Where she is pain does not follow,take flight sweet spirit to your Father in Heaven...Thank you for loving and being all that you are
There are not enough words to express the loss I feel nor enough room on this board to write all of the good things about Karen.She was such a beautiful person inside and out.Going back to work without her was the hardest thing I have ever done.I think for all of us that knew Karen personally we were truely blessed to have her in our lives.I would give almost anything to hear those heels clicking in my shop again and that laugh when she got so tickled she lost her breath.Thank God for Karen!
Post by an old maverick friend on Nov 3, 2005 16:30:21 GMT -5
:'(I played Jr. Pro basketball with Karen, and boy was she tough. the one thing I'll always remember about Karen is that every once ina while we'd see each other to this day she'd always ask how i was. she was the most pure person and doll and the best hearted person i have ever met. i hurt for her mom and dad. karens dad used to stop at a gas station that i worked at and i would ask him all the time "whats that crazy karen into these days?" i seen him one week after karen flew to heaven and i hugged him and he thanked me for caring about them after all these years. karen really touched me. it brings me to tears thinking about her. i will miss her, along with everyone else.
Post by racingirl28 on Nov 3, 2005 23:57:27 GMT -5
Reading all of these wonderful things people have to say about Karen ... in a small way makes things so much easier. She was truley just a blessing to so many people. I have said before and will say it again..I dont think I will ever meet a more beautiful person inside or out. Because beauty goes much deeper than skin...and Karen truley had tons outside but most importantly inside. Nothing we can say here can bring her back from Heavens streets to us... but sharing the good things about her helps to keep her alive with us still yet. To be loved by so many, she will always be alive in spirit....because in her passing (just as in her whole life) she can still be a thought that just leaves a warm feeling in our life and a big smile across our face.
I knew Karen since we were young kids, but wasn't able to be around her much after our highschool years. I remember playing ball with her in gradeschool, she was such a fun person to be around. She was always a wonderful, sweet & very talented person. I know this earth surely lost a wonderful person, when she passed, but there is not a single doubt in my mind that she is now in Heaven & singing with the angels. *RIP Karen*
Post by Karens sissy on Nov 4, 2005 13:38:56 GMT -5
As Karen's sister, it is so good to see how people care about her to start these memorials in her memory. I have found in the past week that instead of getting easier everyday, it is getting harder. I never thought I could feel as empty as I do now, but it is wonderful to see how many people she touched in just a few years. Please keep her memory alive by sharing these stories about sissy to others. I love you sissy and miss you so much
I graduated with Karen in 2002 and had homeroom with her all four years of high school. I have so many memoir's of her that it could fill this entire message board, Karen was truly a angel and always had a smile on her face I don't think there was ever a time she didn't. The day I heard about Karen's accident I just went numb I didn't know what to do or say. I never thought in a million years I would have to say goodbye to a friend and classmate at such a young age. I remember going to Karen's funeral I cried the entire time, but the hardest thing was walking past her casket and saying goodbye thats when it hit me I would never see her again. I pray every night for Karen's family and her husband they have been through so much I just want them to know there not alone just keep your faith in god and know one day we all will get to see her again and that anyone who was bless to know Karen is a better person for it.
Post by Wilma Dobson on Nov 4, 2005 21:54:45 GMT -5
Shannon i agree, the days do get harder but something tells me Karen is having more fun in heaven then she ever did here on earth. Karen wasn't my blood sister but she is my sister. We were a lot alike. I miss her more than I could ever actually explain, and yes I truly believe that Karen has left a mark on everyone's lives of whom she ever met. I love her more than words can explain. I walk lost but i know in my heart Karen is now my guardian angel who will help me get through this. I love you Karen Sue!
I am Karens cousin. Not a day passes that I don't think of her or a day passes that I don't talk to her. It's hard to not be selfish and want her back but like u all said, she is smiling in heaven and watching over every one of us. I have many great memories of her and times me, her, and Shannon shared like when we were younger and pretended to be Diana Ross and the Supremes. She is truly a person I will never forget and has touched my life in ways she could never understand. Love you and miss you!
I didn't know Karen, but I worked with her sister Shannon at Goody's. I met Karen a couple of times when she would come in and shop and see Shannon. Everytime I saw her she had a smile on her face. I am truly sorry for Karen's family and husband. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so glad to see that in starting this post it is doing just what I hoped it would and giving us all a chance to share the good memories that we have of Karen... Just as the rest of you I am keepin her family and husband in prayer everyday...I know they are being watched over...My heart just goes out to them all, they are each and everyone WONDERFUL people!!!
Post by ILOVEMYFATBOY on Nov 10, 2005 21:32:59 GMT -5
Well I didnt know Karen personally. But I knew of her and saw her often. She was one of the most beautiful girls that I ever seen. I was always in awe of how beautiful and put together she always was. I went to school with her husband Derrick. I saw the two of them in Wal-Mart not a week before this happened. When I heard of her passing I was very saddened. I will always remember her voice singing the National Anthem it was truly beautiful and inspiring. Her sister Shannon also worked with my mother at Goody's for awhile. My mom would also like to spread her condolences to Shannon and her family. God Bless you all!
Post by buckhunter on Nov 14, 2005 19:19:49 GMT -5
It's no surprise to me that Karen knew a lot of people! Everyone loved her! Karen was my cousin; and I'd like to say to all of my family that I love them very much and I wish we didn't have to travel down this long road of hurt. Just remember that you don't have to travel it alone. If needed I'm here! The one thing that stands out in my mind most about Karen, is how she didn't care who you or she was with; or even where you were at, she'd run up to you with her arms wide open and hug you so tight. Sometimes it was all you could do to breath! I remember once I was out in town with a girl I was dating when she did that to me; she sure got me in trouble with my date that day! After being jumped heavily about it, I decided not to date her anymore. When we get to see her again I bet she'll do the same thing!
Larry i remember that day well when she did that.i thought you were in so much trouble for a girl coming up and hugging you.little did she know she was your cousin.karen laughed over that for days.but that was karen,she will be there to run up and hug you again.and she will have that big smile she always had.its the small things that you keep in your heart that will always keep her alive with you.karen will live on with you and all of your family and friends.she was an angel here on earth and now she is your guardian angel and she watches you from heaven all the time.you all are a special family and were blesses with karen.no one can ever fill her footsteps just try to walk in her path.my prayers are with you and all the family.
Post by racingirl28 on Dec 9, 2005 22:57:16 GMT -5
Well it has been a while since we have posted an I just thought I would drop in and let you know how much everyone is still thinking about you. It wonderful that so many people have stopped in to pay their repsects to you and to share with everyone what a wonderful person we are all missing. I know u here the many prayers that are going up for ur friends and family left here on earth... Keisha did my hair the other day... I am sure you are proud of how it turned out... she gave me my "swoop" in the front like you said I just had to always have...lol. We talked a little about you... she misses you deeply too. She is as wonderful of a person as you always said she was.... Your truley a missed angel.... and we all love you!!
I just want to say to the family how much you guys are in my thoughts....I knew Karen thru the place I use to work...I thought she was such a beautiful young lady with a warm attitude and smile....I only knew her for a year but she has touched my life with her smile....I now work with cousin Crystal and she tells me all the things that Karen use to say or do and I feel so sorry for her...I know this is hard on all of you, and remember that prayers are with you all.....
Post by tenderheart on Dec 16, 2005 21:58:43 GMT -5
I known karen is so much missed by her family,all of my prayers are with her family this time of the year.crystal tells me of all the christmas ceberation they have.christopher said they have a picture of her hanging on there christmas tree.i see her grandmother sometimes at food city.thry are such a great family.i meant karen one night thru crystal and her husband.you sould see the love in this family.her mother is such a great lady . my heart is with you all.karen will always sing to you all.she will always be with her family as she shines down on them from heaven.im sure the brighest star in the sky is karen.i think its so great how you all go visit her everyday.crystal tells me alot about her.chrustopher plays her music a lot.i saw him at wal-mart last week he was in his truck. with music playing ill see you again someday.i will pray for all the family.God is watching over you all. with karen by his side.