Karen Steward, 67, of Alma died Monday, March 19, 2018, at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1951, in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Tom; a daughter, Shilo Blackwell of Alma; two sisters, Linda DeShazo of Rudy and Sherry McCarthy of Missouri; and two granddaughters.

Family-hosted memorial was March 23 at First Baptist Church of Alma with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alma Senior Center, 248 Collum Lane East, Alma, AR 72921.