Bigham, Karen-obit

Karen Staples Bigham

April 18, 1967 - June 20, 2016

Karen Lynette Staples Bigham born April 18, 1967, of McKinney, Texas, was taken from her loved ones on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 49 years of age. She was born in Bowling Green, KY on April 18, 1967.

Karen was joined in death by her twin sister and best friend, Kathy Staples Boobar. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Adeline Rogers and grandfather, Mike Rogers of Kentucky. She is survived by son, Kendall Bigham and his wife Morgan Bigham of Waco, Texas; daughters, Kelsey Callies and husband Bryce Callies of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kylie Bigham and fiancé, Donte Johnson of McKinney, Texas; her three grandsons, Kingston Bigham, Jorden Johnson, and Bear Bigham; her mother, Beverly McCormack of Mount Pleasant, Texas; her father, Harold Staples and wife Patty Staples of Russellville, Kentucky; her sister, LaOuida Lane Anderson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and five siblings from Kentucky, Darlene Staples, Dwayne Staples, Rick Staples, Debbie Morgan, and Marcus Staples.

Karen was a loving mother, beautiful daughter, loyal sister, adoring Grammy and devoted wife. She was a hairstylist who took great pride in making others beautiful. She was more than a stylist to her clients, she was also a confidant. She also devoted her gifts to those who could not travel to her, making many home visits. She enjoyed spending every free moment with her children, grandsons, sisters, and mother. 

These scriptures from Proverbs 31 so beautifully describe Karen, "She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her task...Her children arise and call her blessed, 'many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.' Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." 

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas.  A private family interment will follow in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening, June 24, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Parkway Hills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Pkwy, Plano Texas.

The family requests that donations be made to the "Go Fund Me" webpage entitled "Bigham's" at These generous donations will help the family pay for funeral expenses.

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Kelsey, Words can not express how deeply sorry I am for you and your family. Your mom was a lot of fun, and you look just like her! Hold tightly to the Lord, Brice, and the ones you love. My continued prayers for your healing and your family! Margie Oden, June 25, 2016 I am so sorry for your loss . Although your hearts are filled with pain and sorrow , my prayer is that you gain comfort and hope from God's promise to reunite us with loved ones on the earth , never having to say goodbye again . For Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that his Father intended it to be . I have gained comfort and strength from this promise , may your family do the same . R . Flynn , June 24, 2016 Karen was more than just a hairdresser to so many of us. Her laughter and words of advice always left me feeling upbeat and blessed. I am so sorry for your loss of this woman who was such an important part of your family. She spoke of her family with joy at my every hair visit. The world has been blessed with her presence and I know she is now at peace with Jesus. BJ Harman, June 24, 2016 Karen was an incredible individual. Always so supportive, bubbly and and fun to be around. While my association with her was as a client in her salon chair for 8 years, I felt like we became friends too. She knew all of my secrets; that's for sure!! She was sympathetic with every down I suffered and cheering every triumph. I really can't believe this has happened still! I was absolutely sure she would be doing my hair until the day I died since I am 11 years older than she was at her tragic death. I pray for peace for your family Karen. You will be sorely missed. I will see you again someday. Shirley Teal, June 24, 2016 Karen was a lovely, gracious mother and I know she will be greatly missed. I have not had the privilege of seeing her since my daughter Megan went to school and graduated with Kelsey from McKinney Christian in 2009, but I knew Karen was a thoughtful and joyful person. My heart is deeply saddened for her precious family. I have talked to so many people that loved Karen and Kathy. I will be praying for all of you. Kristi Grubbs, June 23, 2016 you will always be in our heart mary drumm and les harding, June 23, 2016 Lane, you and your family are forever in our prayers. Peace be unto you and your loved ones during this sorrowful time. With much love, John and Judy, Nathan and Vanessa, Lee, David and Shayna John and Judy Tayloe, June 23, 2016 I'm still trying to understand how and why this happened to someone like you. You will be truly missed. My thoughts, love and prayers are with the entire family. RIP Angel.
Kathy Reynolds, June 23, 2016
Where do I begin? My heart hurts as do anyone who knew you. We were all great friends in school - Karen, Sherron, Any and myself - We were the Awesone Foursome of cosmetology! We got ready for prom at your house - silly young girls giggling and putting on make up. Then my first child's baby shower we had at your house. In our memories you will always be with us. Until we meet again sweet friend. Karen Roesler Nelson, June 23, 2016 The world will not be the same having lost a wonderful, mother, daughter, sister, friend, wife and grandmother. You were a bright light in so many peoples lives. Many prayers to you and your family during this time.
Faith Daniel, June 23, 2016 So sorry for your loss! She will be missed by so many! Praying for everyone. Kristi Abernathy Tosh, June 23, 2016 Karen, I will miss you; your wit and compassion! You make me a better person! I will see you again in heaven :-) Joe & Mona Jarvis, June 23, 2016 There will forever be a hole in my heart that will long for you. But God's word promises that we will see each other again. I love you and will always miss you. Rest in the arms of Jesus and dance on streets of gold!! Until I see you again...... Lytrecia, June 23, 2016 So very sorry. Sending love and prayers to all the family. Aubrey and Brenda Tucker, June 23, 2016 I had the honor of meeting Karen this past March when our friend and Karen's sister Lane brought her on a carnival cruise with us. I can tell you she did smile a lot and accepted each of us. She was very happy on that cruise, both she and Lane spent as much time as they could together. Karen, please know that we were blessed by our time with you and we will be here for Lane. Always all my love to the family! Gloria Racey, June 23, 2016 Lane, You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy Spry, June 23, 2016 Sweet lady, you will definitely be missed. Heaven welcomed a genuine Angel! Regina , June 23, 2016 Sincere condolences, positive thoughts and prayers for the whole family. Steve and Terrie Rogers, June 23, 2016 Forever a friend. There's an emptiness in my heart that will never leave. I will see you in Heaven one day and there will be no more pain. I don't know what I would have ever done without you when we were in school.. Even though our life's journey took us down separate paths you were always dear to me. Till we meet again my sweet friend. Jana Bell Spiers, June 23, 2016