Karen Darlene (Schima) Vining was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Prague and departed this life Sept. 5, 2018, in Rockwall, Texas, at the age of 69.

Karen Darlene (Schima) Vining was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Prague and departed this life Sept. 5, 2018, in Rockwall, Texas, at the age of 69.

Karen, the daughter of Wesley Edward and Azelee Sarah (Thompson) Schima, was a resident of Rockwall.

Karen gave her heart to the Lord during Bible school in 1961 at Pleasant Home Baptist Church and was baptized in the Snyder's pond. She graduated salutatorian of Prague High Shool in 1966. Karen was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church since 2006 and a member of Joy Sunday School class. She worked at Tinker Air Force Base when Kyle and Jody were young and then met and married Jim Vining in February of 1977. They moved the family to Jacksonville, Texas, to establish their home and businesses. Karen moved back to Oklahoma in 2005 to help care for her mother, Azelee and, after her passing, she moved to Rockwall, where she and Jody shared a home.

Karen was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Vining; parents, Wesley and Azelee Schima; oldest brother, Deryle Schima; grandparents, Ed and Frances Schima and Will and Arvie Thompson.

Karen is survived by Kyle and Janet Hester; Jody Hester; Jim and Lois Vining; Court and Lori Vining; Linda nd Ronnie Anderson; Donna Oller; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; Sue Schima; Johnny and Annette Schima and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague, with Nathan Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Prague Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.