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Karla Annette Ervin


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Karla Annette (Williams) Ervin, age 66, of rural El Dorado Springs, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, while surrounded by her family. Karla was born September 8, 1956, in Elkhart, Kansas. She was the daughter of Virgil Williams and Genevieve (Davis) Williams. Karla grew up and attended school in Walker as well as Nevada, graduating in 1974.

She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1978 and was stationed in Alaska where she met and married her husband, Reuben Ervin, of almost 43 years on the 24th of November in 1979. Two children were born of their union, Derek and Shanda. Karla and Reuben lived in Alaska until retiring and moving to El Dorado Springs in January 2005.

Karla was a devoted wife, mother, Nana, and a wonderful Christian woman who touched the lives of everyone she knew and met with her smile, generosity, and kind heartedness. She was a member of the Riverview Bible Church.

She loved gardening vegetables and flowers, spending time outside, baking and cooking, doing arts and crafts, and most of all being with family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Kevin Williams of Nevada, and sister Bobbi Jones of Lamar.

Survivors include her husband Reuben, son Derek of Anchorage, Alaska, daughter Shanda and husband Dakota Brumfield and grandchildren Kadence, Kordyn, and Katherine of Tell City, Indiana, brother Brett and wife Alice Williams of Nevada, brother Stacy Williams of Farmington, NM, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held sometime in the spring. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society and or the American Diabetes Association.

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