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Obituary: Karen Martha Kjar, 1942-2018 

Published November 21, 2018 at 5:30 a.m. | Updated November 21, 2018 at 12:54 p.m.

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  • Karen Martha Kjar

Karen Martha Kjar passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, November 18, 2018. Auntie Kay, as she was known, was born on April 7, 1942, in Highland Park, Ill.

She took great pleasure in painting and admiring the natural beauty of Vermont. In addition to this, she had a bond with the Milton High School community. Auntie cherished the phone calls and visits from students and remembered those who had graduated.

Karen is survived by her nieces, Rose Ferguson of Essex Junction, Vt., and Mary Flaherty of Highland Park, Ill.; great-niece Genevieve and husband Abdallah Mzili and their daughters Sophia and Khalila; and brothers Jay Jones and Francis Carr of Lake Forest, Ill.

A celebration of life will be held at Lucky Next Door, located next to Penny Cluse Café, at 163 Cherry Street in Burlington on Monday, November 26, 2018, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Vermont Medical Center's Cancer Center. Arrangements are in the care of the Cremation Society of Chittenden County, a division of the Ready Family, at 261 Shelburne Road in Burlington. To send online condolences, please visit

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