610 N. Maple

Russell, KS 67665

701 N. First Street

Natoma, KS 67651

Karla K. Kingsbury

Karla Kay (Brown) Kingsbury, 64, of Dorrance, Kansas, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at her home.

Karla was born September 16, 1954 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She was the daughter of Bernard Franklin and Joyce Ann (Pfeiffer) Brown.  She grew up in Michigan until her family moved in 1968 to Boulder, Colorado.  She graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder and then attended the University of Colorado where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.

Karla was united in marriage to Duane Edward Kingsbury on October 8, 1977 in Boulder.  This union was blessed with three children; Jennifer, Ryan and Steven.  They moved to the family farm south of Dorrance in 1978.  Duane preceded her in death on June 21, 2010.

Karla was a U.S. Postal Mail Carrier for many years in Russell.  Before that she worked at an Accountant and later a Foreman for King Of The Road.  She also worked for the parent company, Chief Industries, in York, Nebraska.  She also worked at McDonalds in Russell for several years.  She enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Russell Ladies Golf Association, spending time with friends, cheering on her beloved Denver Broncos and the University of Colorado Buffalos.  But her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Karla’s surviving family include her daughter, Jennifer Kingsbury (Bill Gould) of Temecula, California; brother, Craig Brown of Long Beach, California; sister, Pamela (Brown) Blasich of Temecula, California; and three grandchildren, Apryl, James and Aspyn.

Karla was preceded in death by her parents; husband Duane; sons, Ryan Kingsbury and Steven Kingsbury.

Celebration of Karla’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 7, 2019 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell.  A private family burial of ashes will follow at a later time.  The family will be present to greet friends at 10:00 AM to Service Time at the mortuary.  A Memorial has been established as the Grandchildren’s Education Fund.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.