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Karen L. Shea, 31

May 8, 2013

Karen Luann Shea was called home to the Lord Sunday, May 5, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Karen was born Sept. 17, 1981, to Louis Baumann and Alice Lucas. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 2000. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Mary Lanning School of Radiologic Technology in Hastings, with a degree in Radiography. She also earned a degree in Diagnostic Sonography from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
She worked as a sonographer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She also studied under the doctors there learning the latest techniques in sonography. She married Justin Shea in 2007, and to this union was born a son, Jameson, the light of her life. They lived in Lincoln for five years.
Survivors include her husband, Justin, and son,Jameson of Lincoln; mother, Alice and step-father Jerome Lucas of Broken Bow; father, Louis and step-mother Nancy Baumann of Goodview, Virg.; sister, Kelly (Matt) Schall and their children Alex, Hannah, Ty and Lincoln, of Kearney; sister, Kim (JR) Coble and their children Qwentin and Eli of Broken Bow; mother and father-in-law, Joe and Sandra Shea of Broken Bow; half-sister, Jackie Cooper of Washington, DC; grandmother, Alice Williams of West Berlin, NJ; brothers-in-law, Tyler (Darci) Shea and their children Jocelyn and Keelyn of Broken Bow, and Colby (Jessica) Shea of Lincoln; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be Friday, May 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow, with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Broken Bow. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements. A register book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary or online at
In lieu of flowers, a memorial college fund will be established in Karen’s name with the recipient being our son, Jameson. All memorial donations may be sent to Justin Shea, 5401 South Dove Lane, Lincoln, NE 68516.

Published in Custer County Chief, May 9, 2013

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