OBITUARY: Karen Sue Howart


Karen Sue Howart, age 77, of Ashland City, TN, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN.

Karen was born on September 25, 1945, in Flint, Michigan, to the late Ralph E. Burgess and Shirley M. Pritch.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Carol Csintyan.

Karen is survived by her son, John Matthew Groves; daughters, Tammy Sue Ray, Kelly Taylor; brother, Jeff Burgess, and 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the care of Boyd Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 101 Elizabeth Street. Ashland City, TN 37015 Phone: 615-792-4677. Online condolences may be made by visiting


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