Karen Ann Main, 60, of Stapleton passed away Jan. 22, 2023 at Great Plains Health in North Platte.

She was born June 20, 1962 to Benjamin and Mary Ann (Kramer) Fox in North Platte.

Karen graduated from Arnold High School with the class of 1980. She attended Mid Plains Community College where she received her associate degree in accounting. Karen worked at several hotels in North Platte.

She married James Main on April 7, 1990 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Stapleton. The couple farmed west of Stapleton on the Main Family Farm.

Most recently Karen worked for the Catholic Churches in Stapleton, Arnold and Callaway. She was secretary/treasurer for the rural fire board in Stapleton and secretary for the Senior Meals in Stapleton. She enjoyed playing the piano and played some at church.

Karen was very much a perfectionist in everything she did. Family was the center of Karen’s life.

Karen is survived by her husband, James Main of Stapleton; mother, Mary Ann Fox of Arnold; four children, Jamie (Sam) Ascherl of Cairo, Neb., Kellie (Lane) Vasa of Ashland, John (Mikinzi Nilsen) Main of Stapleton and Kurtis (Kira Johnson) Main of Omaha; five grandchildren, Wade Ascherl, Scarlett Ascherl, Elijah Ascherl, Maeve Vasa and Asher Vasa; four siblings, Jim Fox and Kevin (Heather) Fox, both of Stapleton, Marvin (Nancy) Fox of Arnold and Kathy Fox of North Platte; along with many other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Fox; brothers Byron Fox and Roger Fox; parents-in-law Cecil and Marjean Main; sister-in-law Eloise Jones.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. John’s Catholic Church at Stapleton with Rev. Thomas Gudipalli as celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Loup Valley Cemetery. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Loup Valley Cemetery or Stapleton Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com where services will also be livestreamed.

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