Karen Tisevich

Monday, April 17, 2017

KAREN TISEVICH, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born March 9, 1945 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, daughter of Nicholas and Elsie (Harris) Dergay. She departed this life Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

On February 17, 1968, she was united in marriage with Mike Tisevich, who survives her of the home. She is also survived by her son, Mike Tisevich of Fort Smith, Arkansas; daughter, Amanda McKinney of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; sister, Donna Rubin Kaminkow of Florida; brother, Tom Degay of Florida; grandchildren, Henry and Hugh McKinney, Aubrey, Kasey, Kinley and Cooper Tisevich.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Elsie (Harris) Dergay.

Karen lived her life with courage, strength and grace, greeting each day with gratitude and a smile. Never one to give up, Karenís ability to find the light, and laughter, in any situation impacted so many of those around her. Above all else, Karen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who gave the eternal gift of selfless and unconditional love to her family. Nothing made Karen happier than sitting on the front porch, surrounded by her family, with her wind chimes dancing in the breeze.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.