Karen L. Frocke, 44

March 19, 2011

SEPT. 30, 1966-MARCH 19, 2011

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Karen Lee Frocke, 44, of Hedgesville, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at her home.

Born Sept. 30, 1966, in Grafton, W.Va., she was the daughter of Richard "Dick" Delauder and stepdaughter of Barbara Delauder, and daughter of Sharon Loretta Droneburg Heller and stepdaughter of Frederick Heller.

She will be dearly missed by many friends and family. She was a fun-loving, free-spirited strong woman. Karen loved to ride four-wheelers, camping and spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and followed Dale Earnhardt Jr.

She is survived by her fiance, Lonnie E. Babington Sr.; a son, Lonnie E. Babington Jr.; stepbrother, Mike Shamblin; and stepsister, Lynn Samples.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jash Frocke; daughter, Kaila Babington; and a sister, Stephanie Cline.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown funeral Homes' South Berkeley Chapel, with Pastor Larry Nelson officiating. Interment will be held in Central Chapel Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Monday, March 21, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the chapel.

Pallbearers will be Mike Shamblin, Ben Bidle, Mr. Davy McKinney, Ken Curry, Tony McKinney and Jay Parsons

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