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Karen Alexander (Sealy) Hartsell

October 31, 1949 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 69)


A loving wife and mother, Karen Alexander Hartsell, age 69, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away in the early hours of June 22, 2019.  She is survived by her husband John C, Hartsell II who she was married to for 50 years.  She is also survived by her daughter Sarah Barrett (wife of James Barrett), granddaughters Claire and Alice Barrett, and her brother Jack Howell Alexander.

Karen graduated from Airport High School (Columbia, South Carolina) in 1967.  From there, she moved on to graduate from the University of South Caroline with a degree in Business Marketing in 1971.  After several years in business, Karen pursued her passion for teaching.  She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from Queens College in 1996 and spent 15 years teaching with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

In addition to her love for teaching, she was an avid member of the Harley Davidson Hog Chapter and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and held a special place in her heart for the North Carolina mountains.

A memorial service for Karen will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00am at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Asheboro, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.


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Memorial Service
June 29, 2019

11:00 AM
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
505 Mountain Rd,
Asheboro, NC 27205


The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Endowment Fund
505 Mountain Road, Asheboro NC 27205
Tel: 1-336-625-5234

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