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Karen K. (Searcy) Bergmann

Karen Kay (Searcy) Bergmann, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born July 30, 1958 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and departed this life on October 18, 2019, surrounded by the love of her family and friends, at the family farm in Greenwood, Missouri, at the age of 61 years, 2 months and 18 days.

She was the daughter of Danny Dean and Dorothy Rae Searcy.

Karen spent her younger years in Lee’s Summit, Missouri where she graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1977.

On August 29, 1980, Karen was united in marriage with William Gary “Bill” Bergmann at the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Karen and Bill lived in Pleasant Hill for a year after their marriage before moving to Lee’s Summit where they lived for three years. In 1984 they moved back to Pleasant Hill to make their permanent home.

Karen worked several jobs throughout her lifetime, including holding the position of auditor/analyst with the Sprint Corporation.

Karen was a loving, devoted and caring daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend. She was fiercely loyal to those she loved and was always available to anyone who needed her. Karen and Bill’s house was “the go to place” for nieces and nephews to spend holidays and summer vacations. Karen delighted in entertaining them and providing adventures and activities she knew they would enjoy and remember throughout their lifetime.

 In her spare time Karen belonged to a Texas Hold’em Club and thoroughly enjoyed the game. She also enjoyed her trips to the boat.

Karen was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill. She also belonged to the Cass County Chapter of ABWA.

Karen was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Danny and Joyce Searcy, and her mother and step-father, Dorothy and Gene Thompson.

She is survived by her husband, William Gary “Bill” Bergmann of the home; her mother-in-law, Janice Bergmann of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; her brother, Bryan Dean Searcy of Butler, Missouri; her sister, Lori McCoy and husband Jim of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

The family of Karen Kay (Searcy) Bergmann will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor J. C. Beckner officiating. Casket Bearers will be Michael Burke, Jeffery Burke, Jacob Stroud, Michael McCoy, Jacob McCoy, Denny Searcy, Nathan Searcy, and Jonathon Harris. Interment will be in Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.



10 Messages

  • Brandy Posted October 21, 2019 3:42 pm

    I don’t want to get really sapping. That’s between us. No words can ever express what a great friend you have become. You are more then a cousin. You were my friend. RIP Karen.

  • Judy H Abercrombie Posted October 21, 2019 4:37 pm

    How much Karen is going to missed! I have always enjoyed visiting with her when our paths crossed. She married my cousin, and I was glad when they were at family events. All of my children loved visiting with her because it was just fun. I know there are many grieving hearts. My prayer is that we will help each other through this loss.

  • Cheryle Lyons Henley Fish Posted October 21, 2019 4:44 pm

    Bill I am sorry for your loss. I will never forget Karen’s kindness to me. She was a life boat for me.

  • Donna Callaghan Posted October 22, 2019 7:27 am

    I new Karen when we were at Sprint together. We took breaks together and I enjoyed her laughter and positive attitude. The world is poorer without her. I am very sorry to hear this. My prayers for her family.

  • Helen Stewart Posted October 22, 2019 5:45 pm

    I love Karen and Bill so much. They were a perfect example of being married, staying married, and true friendship. It was such a joy to run into them at the restaurant here in Pleasant Hill and “catch up” on how life was going. I will miss her beautiful, smiling face and her kind heart. God bless the family

  • Debbie McCoy Posted October 22, 2019 9:39 pm

    We always enjoyed spending time with Karen & her husband Bill at holiday gatherings. She was kind, warm & always interested in others. Her friendly, outgoing manner will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her❤️

  • Sandy Collins Posted October 23, 2019 3:27 pm

    So sorry I can’t be there for the service. Karen was such a beautiful person. She will be so missed. Love you Bill. May God be with you!

  • Barbara Butler Baldridge Posted October 23, 2019 8:41 pm

    Karen and I went to high school together til we graduated in 1977. Then we got an apartment together with Elaine Anderson. We had a blast. Then I moved to Texas and lost track of every one til my mom passed and I returned to Mo. to attend my moms memorial and their I was reunited with my friends then I kept in touch with them off and on and when I heard of Karen’s passing it took me by surprise. She was a good friend and a fun person to be around . Karen you will be missed, but not forgotten.

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