Karen Lynne (Ellis) Royalty

May 9, 1956 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Karen Royalty Obituary

Karen Lynne Ellis Royalty, age 67, of Willisburg, KY passed away at 9:37 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at her home.

She was born in Versailles, KY on May 9, 1956 to Tommy and Shelby Terrell Ellis.

She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Washington County School System.  

She loved her whole family to the fullest.  She was always thinking of others instead of herself.  She loved to sew, garden, do anything outdoors and spend time with her beloved grandchildren.  She drove the school bus for many years and touched the hearts of different lives throughout those three decades.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Barry Ellis, Jeff Hughes and Calvin Loveland.

Survivors include her husband, Ritchie Royalty; a son, Chris Royalty (Janice) of Lebanon; a daughter, Wendy Brady (Paul) of Springfield; three grandchildren, Kaleb Wimpsett, Abby Brady and Molly Brady; one great grandchild, Conner Wimpsett; her mother, Shelby Loveland of Lebanon and a sister, Deidra Smith (Tony) of Willisburg.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 9th at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Lumbrix, officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Abby Brady, Molly Brady, Conner Wimpsett, Jerry Royalty, Carol Royalty, Danny Richardson, Tiffany Smith, Kayla Jones, Al Jones and members of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Serving as casket bearers will be Kaleb Wimpsett, Paul Brady, Chad Royalty, Jamie Terrell, Ashley Boblitt and Travis Ellis.

Donations in Karen's memory can be made to Hosparus Health Green River, 462 N. Bypass Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Thursday and after 8:00 Friday morning at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

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February 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

February 9, 2024

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

Funeral Service
February 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

February 9, 2024

Evergreen Cemetery - Willisburg
Lawrenceburg Road
Willisburg, KY 40078


Hosparus Health of Green River
Green River Plaza, 295 Campbellsville Bypass # 5, Campbellsville KY 42718
Tel: 1-270-789-4247

Contributions in lieu of flowers will be accepted at Carey & Son Funeral Home or at the address above...Thank you.


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