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Karen Jo Ison Soard

Karen Jo Ison Soard, 66, wife of Zoney Patrick Soard for 33 years, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY.

She was born in Georgetown, KY, to the late Hubert and Betty Marie Crupper Ison. She was a former cake decorator and floral arranger for Ken’s New Market and Walmart. Karen loved fishing, baking cakes and cooking. She was also a member of the Pilgrim Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Bobby (Teresa) Ison and Darrell (Lisa) Ison; sister-in-law, Judy Pergram; two brothers-in-law, Eddie Soard and Dean (Connie) Soard and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY, by Bro. Paul Bates. Burial will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2022, until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gary Pergram, Mark Pergram, Chuck Soard, Josh Ison, Phillip Ison and DJ Gilbert.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Soard and Doug Pergram.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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