The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

October 29, 2013

Karen Shewbirt

— Karen Dorman Shewbirt passed away peacefully at her home in Gainesville on Oct. 28, 2013. Karen was 60 and was surrounded by family at the time of her passing. 

Karen and sister Sharon were born in Farmersville on July 11, 1953. Karen was the daughter of Douglas and Mary Dorman of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Shewbirt of Bodcaw, Ark.  She is survived by her parents; her son, Joe and wife Paula and her son, Brian of Bodcaw; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister, Sharon Laird of Gainesville; her brother, Michael Dorman of The Colony; her sister, Virginia Jones and husband Glen of Alba; and her dear friend and caregiver, Chuck West of Gainesville.

Karen was the best daughter, sister, mother and friend anyone could ever have. Her sweet and gentle nature will be missed by all. “Karen, we will all see you in heaven. Rest in peace.”

A memorial service is at 3 p.m. today in the Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville.

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