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Karen Lefler Sadler, 62, enjoyed long, all-encompassing conversations

Karen Lefler Sadler, 62, went to be with her Lord Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. She was born Nov. 4, 1954, to Samuel and Sarah Lefler of Charlotte, N.C.

Karen moved to Wilmington 10 years ago, after living in Charlotte most of her life. She had a tender heart for animals her entire life and devoted much of her time to rescuing her “four-legged babies.” Over the years, many of these animals had become her kindred spirits and brought her immense joy. Karen had the most remarkable uplifting spirit. Those who knew her will remember her devotion to her faith, her family and her work. She connected with people in all areas of life and enjoyed long, all-encompassing conversations.

Karen was completely devoted to her family. She was the most loving, caring and giving mother and grandmother that anyone could ever have.

Karen is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Davis and Staci Washington (Ty), of Wilmington; son, Christopher Haynes of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Corbin Davis, Kailey Davis, Grayson Davis, Reese Davis, Harmony Caulder and Lana Haynes of Wilmington.

A service to celebrate Karen’s life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, 315 Willow Woods Drive, Wilmington. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial donations may be sent to the animal-rescue group, RescueConnect, 760 Lea Drive Extension, Hampstead, NC 28443. Their Paypal address is RescueConnectnc@gmail.com.

Share online condolences with the family at quinnmcgowen.com.

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