CARBONDALE — Karen Kidd Prichard, 73, passed away Oct. 15, 2017, following a brave battle with lung cancer.
She was born Oct. 29, 1943, in New York to Evelyn and Donald Kidd. Karen received her doctorate from Kent State University in 1981 and taught educational psychology at SIU for more than 30 years. She spent her retirement traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Karen is survived by her two daughters, Kim Prichard Flores and Kristin (Prichard) Calzada; her two beloved grandsons, Nick Flores and Josh Calzada; her brothers, Donald Kidd and Douglas Kidd; and her husband, Reid Hansen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 4501 W. DeYoung St., Marion, IL 62959 More information may be obtained by contacting