PORT BYRON — Karen Sue Whitcomb, of Port Byron, faithful and loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, after losing her battle against liver disease, but winning the battle against sin and death purchased for her by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Karen was born July 21, 1957, in Middlebury, Vt., the daughter of Richard and Lelah (Sumner) Estey. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. In 1980, she married Robert Whitcomb and they would have celebrated their 38th anniversary Nov. 8.
Karen was an active member of Second Baptist Church in Auburn. She was also involved with Christian Women’s Club and the Port Byron Good News Club. The many friends she made while serving the Lord were a great blessing to her.
Karen enjoyed tending to her flowers, traveling, bowling and spending time with family and friends. Karen worked for many years on the family dairy farm and was a full-time homemaker.
Karen was predeceased by her father, Richard; stepfather, Charlie Reed; and sister, Cheryl.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; their children, Elijah, Andrew (Carla), Natalie Angers (Nick), and Stephen; grandchildren, Caiden, Solomon, Liam, and Eden Whitcomb, and Braeden and Brody Angers. She is also survived by her mother, Lelah; siblings, Deb Cullen, Rick Estey (Christine), Lori Rivers (James), Curt Estey (Heather), and Judy Brown (James); Bob’s siblings, Kathy Barrett, Peg Sherlock, Sue Steinhart, Patrick Whitcomb, Julie Heffernan (Bill), Emily Charlebois (Eugene), Jim Whitcomb (Christine), Becky Craft (Tom), and Dave Whitcomb (Amie); as well as a large extended family.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 8, followed by a funeral service in Second Baptist Church in Auburn.