March 14, 1961 ~ May 11, 2023

Born in: Indianapolis , IN
Resided in: Danville, IN

Karen Jean Ryder, 62, of Danville, passed away May 11, 2023. Karen was born March 14,1961 in Indianapolis to the late Grafton & Gladys Lillpop. Karen graduated from Marion College in 1998 with a degree in nursing. Karen worked at Fresenius Kidney Care for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a follower of Christ. She loved all animals, her garden, and enjoyed her Pokémon. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jesse Ryder, her sons Jeremy (Malinda) Johnson, Jesse Ryder II, Casey Ryder, Her 3 granddaughters: Jordan, Madison, Jazmine Johnson, and her great-granddaughter Everlynn Belt. She also leaves to cherish her memory her sister: Kathleen Vibbert and Kathleen’s husband Johnny, her brother: Dennis Lillpop, as well as many nieces and nephews. Karen was proceeded in death by her parents Grafton and Gladys Lillpop and her sister Rita Such. Services for Karen will be held at Lake View Christian Church at 47 Beachway Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46224. Services will be officiated by Pastor Ron Bontrager; with visitation being held from 10:00 am and continuing till 1:00 pm, and services at 1:00pm on May 19,2023 burial to follow at Floral Park cemetery. Legacy Cremation Funeral Services- Indianapolis assisted the family with arrangements.


Visitation: May 19, 2023 10:00 am - May 19, 2023 1:00 pm

Lake View Christian Church
47 Beachway Drive
Indianapolis , IN 46224

Funeral Service: May 19, 2023 1:00 pm

Lake View Christian Church
47 Beachway Drive
Indianapolis , IN 46224

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    The staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Karen will forever be missed by her coworkers and the patients she was so dedicated to at Fresenius Medical Care.

  3. Karen! KAREN! What a Joy and a Pleasure it was to work with you. The caring heart you had for those patients and the love you express about your family and of course Me🥰I will miss you dearly. I so enjoyed the many conversations we had about OUR Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rest well my dear friend.

  4. Karen it was truly an honor to work with you and a blessing to have been able to call you my friend. I’m going to miss you and our chats!! Rest easy my friend ❤️

  5. Karen, you are going to be truly missed, especially your sharp tongue. You helped me through so many difficult times over the years. I’m going to miss your parenting tips. Thank you for leading me to a closer relationship with Christ. Thank you for being a good friend. I love you.

  6. Missing you so much already. So glad you were a dear friend, and I so enjoyed working with you.
    Rest now!

    Love you,

  7. Grew up with Karen. We lived across the street from each other. Lots of memories with Karen. Rest in peace Karen. Never forgotten.

    • Patty I’m Karen’s sister Kay thank you so much for your condolences please tell Belinda I said hello and she was the best friend I ever had. We will all miss Karen very very much

  8. What a great soul, Karen was a childhood friend who was actually my older sisters age. A lot of memories so sorry Jesse, may god be with you. You will be missed, always and for ever. Fly high!

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