Karen B. Kegley, 72


Karen B. Kegley, 72, of Ocean View, Del., died Monday, June 26, 2017, in her home and surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 6, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Herbert C. Schafer and Rosamond (Bertin) Schafer.

Kegley began her career with Western Electric, which became Agere Systems, in Reading, Pa., where she was a senior operator for 37 years before retiring in 2001. She enjoyed shopping and crafts and was a Disney memorabilia collector.

Kegley is survived by her husband, Ronald F. Kegley, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage; a daughter, Vicki Hicks, and her husband, Pete, of Forest Hill, Md.; three grandsons, Pete M. Hicks III, Jacob Hicks and Benjamin Hicks; a brother, Chris Schafer, and his wife, Debbie, of Baltimore; two sisters, Bonnie Patrick of Ocean View, and Deborah Grothe and her husband, Michael, of Baltimore; and half-sister, Holly Cooley, and her husband, John, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

Services and burial were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.