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Karen Smith

March 1, 1958 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 62)


Karen Smith of McGregor passed away Sunday morning July 12, 2020,  at the age of 62.  A memorial visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Wednesday July 15, 2020, in the chapel of Grace Gardens Funeral Home,  8220 Woodway Dr. Waco. 

Karen was born March 1, 1958, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of the late Kenneth Curtis and Jo Ann (Welch) Wallace.  On December 31, 2001, she married Lee Smith in Waco, Texas.  Karen, who was a kind hearted person, took great pride in entertaining both family and friends and caring for them in her own special way. 

She recently retired from McLennan County Probation Office in Waco after over twenty years of service. 

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Lee Smith; a son Coil Conaway; a daughter Stacie Conaway; a brother, Kurt Wallace; a granddaughter, Harley Conaway; two grandsons, Russell Lebkowsky and Tommy Lebkowsky; and several cousins.

Due to current local guidelines, we will require face coverings, temperature will be checked and registration to attend the visitation at this time.  You may register at  We encourage you to sign the  online register book or leave a message of condolence on the tribute wall.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Karen Smith, please visit our floral store.


July 15, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel
8220 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX 76712

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