The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 17, 2014

Karen Wehman, of New London, died Feb. 12, 2014, at age 50

Sunday, February 16, 2014 — Karen Waddell Cole Wehman, 50 years of age, of New London, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at CMC – NorthEast in Concord.

Karen was born May 4, 1963, in Forsyth County to the late James Waddell Jr. and Barbara Waddell. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Swift Cole Sr.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Brad Coley, will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at the New London Cemetery, 248 E. Depot St., New London.

In addition to her mother, Barbara Waddell of Salisbury, she is survived by her husband, Richard “Skip” Wehman of New London; sons, Robert Swift (Chelsea) Cole Jr. of New London, Matthew Cole of Concord and Cameron Cole of New London; daughters, Katherine Elizabeth Cole of New London and Kimberly Anne McMillian of Winston-Salem; sisters, Laura Elliott, Amy Bogle and Gwen Pfeifer; grandson, Trajan Harris-Cole; and granddaughters, Alyssa McMillian, Shyla Simms and Alaysia Simms.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Cole/Wehman family.

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