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“So sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Tina Couturier - Battle creek

“Please accept our condolences from the Jones and Blair family. We were so sad to hear of Karen's passing. She was such a kind and caring person. She...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Dorothy Jones - Battle Creek, MI

“JUST REMEMBERING TIME KAREN AND HER MOM( BOBBIE) WENT WITH US TO WISCONSIN TO VISIT WITH FAMILY THAT WE HADN'T SEEN IN QUITE A WHILE.. THEY...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Bob and Edie Eifler - MI - Family

“R.i.h. Karen so many memories I know your mom dad and Bobby are happy to see you,you be missed ..I love you Karen.. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Susan Rugg tuttle - Battle creek, MI


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Karen M. Thurston, age 51, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully at her home on Monday morning, July 26, 2021. She was born in Battle Creek on July 1, 1970, the loving daughter of Robert and Barbara (Brendum) Boblet. Karen served as a Phlebotomist & Lab Technician at several area hospitals & labs for more than 20 years.

Karen married Daniel H. "Dan" Thurston, II in Battle Creek on May 23, 2007; he survives. She is also survived by her three children, Matthew Boblet of New York, and Kelsey & Brandon Johnson, both of Charlotte; a grandson, Silas Smith of Charlotte; a sister, Traci (Andrew) Babick of Sturgis; and many nieces & nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Boblet, Jr.

Karen loved helping and getting to know others throughout her life. She also enjoyed coloring, cross-stitching, cooking, watching movies, and of course, she loved her dogs, "Lilly" & "Skeeter"

The family will receive friends 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 30th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where funeral services to celebrate Karen's life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to the American Cancer Society, would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Karen may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.