Karen Drotar Fitts

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Karen Drotar Fitts, age 64, of Benton passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. Karen worked for the Civitan Services in Bryant, Arkansas in the H.R. Department. She loved arts and crafts and really liked to travel especially on cruises. Karen grew up in Slovak, Arkansas attending Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Drotar and two sisters, Monica Lane and Carmen Lee.

Karen is survived by her husband of 30 years, Chester “Dusty” Fitts; two brothers, Terry Drotar and John Drotar and wife, Pam both of Slovak; her mother, Adelaide Drotar; sister, Paula Coburn of Des Arc; two sons, Jason Rymer and wife, Mel of Hempstead, Texas and Shay Rymer and wife, Rena of Little Rock; step-son, Jarrett Fitts and wife, Hilda of Medesto, California; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and a very special friend, Patricia Manning of Hawaii.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, January 22, 2021 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak. Graveside service will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Slovak.

11 Condolences to “Karen Drotar Fitts”

  1. Carrie Schatz Says:

    Karen will be missed greatly. She was an amazing co-worker for many years and someone I considered a friend. She had the biggest laugh and the best work ethic of anyone. She was compassionate and as long as I can remember she has always been caring for others. My condolences to her family and especially her sweetheart, Dusty. Rest in peace my dear, beloved friend.

  2. Julie Crockett Says:

    Karen will be missed!! You were near and dear to so many Karen. Always there when a friend or meal was needed. She was always smiling and laughing. I can just hear her laugh. Praying for the family!

  3. Leah Henderson Says:

    To the precious family of our friend Karen,
    What a privilege it was to know Karen. She was so much more than a co-worker. She was a friend to anyone who knew her and had a true passion for serving the men, women and children under our care. We will miss her great smile, bubbly personality and contagious laughter. Much love and prayers to each of you.

  4. Cassie Hannum Says:

    I was honored and blessed to have known Karen. Her and her husband, Dusty, were my “work mom and dad”. She was always there to lend a listening ear, give that good momma advice and always had such a contagious laugh while watching and listening to any shenanigans I had come up with. She will be greatly missed by many. Lots of prayers and love to her family!

  5. Millie Robertson Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with her. She was a sweet soul. Many prayers for her family and friends.

  6. Michaela Upton Says:

    Ms. Karen , I’m at a lost for words. I thank God for the many laughs we shared , motherly advice and ohhh the recipes. I thank God for sharing your loving spirit and joyful laugh with us. We will miss you dearly! Prayers for Mr. Dusty and family. Love ❤️ shayla boo

  7. Peggy Norman Perkins Says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. My prayers are with all of you. You guys have been through so much. May the happy memories you have with her & the fact that you will once again be together console you & be a blessing to you. God bless you. I love you all!

  8. Cody Calhoun Says:

    I am so sorry. I will miss you Miss Karen. Sending Dusty a hug.❤

  9. Emily Cathcart Says:

    Mrs. Karen, you were truly one of a kind! So fun! Such a great cook. A hard worker. You had a great laugh and I’m so glad I got to work with you. You truly had a heart for serving others, especially our clients. I will miss you dearly. Prayers for my sweet Trisha and Mr. Dusty during this time.

  10. Carlaia Randall Says:

    I’m utterly at a loss for words. I’m gonna miss you my friend. Rest in Heaven.

  11. Shannon Loftis Says:

    Karen was always a ray of sunshine and a rare jewel of a friend. My heart is sad for those she left behind. Dusty you have my love and deepest condolences.