Karen Wade Ruff Lorene was born Aug. 12, 1953, in Detroit, Mich., to Billy Wade Ruff and Lillian McCarroll. Both parents preceded her in death.

Karen grew up in Marietta, then moved to Ardmore and attended the Ardmore Public Schools. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at a young age, and united with the Bethel Union Baptist Church. She was baptized by the Rev. Mitch Gaines. She later joined Macedonia Baptist Church, Ardmore.

Karen established residence in Ardmore for many years. Her last employment was with Mercy Medical Center, Ardmore. She loved helping others and had a warm, gentle spirit. She was a great mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to all of those who knew her.

She leaves to forever cherish her memories a daughter, Kelli Lorne, Lewisville, Texas; two sons Kevin Green, Huntsville, Ala., and Vernon Green (Chante), Fort Worth, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. J.J. and Janet Ruff, Dallas; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and numerous family and friends.

Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Clearview Cemetery at 11 a.m.

All flowers and cards may be sent to Kelli Lorne, 573 Legends Dr., Lewisville, TX 75057.

Online condolences may be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.