Karen Kay Highfill of Lead Hill, Arkansas formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born April 29, 1942 at Overland Park, Kansas to the union of Harold and Lola (Nee: Dever) Nolte and left from this life surrounded by family on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Golden Living Center, Branson, Missouri at the age of 73 years. Karen was married to Howard Scritchfield for forty five years. Howard passed away in 2003. On July 29, 2005 Karen was united in marriage to David O. Highfill at Branson, Missouri. Karen spent her life taking care of her family. She crocheted bed covers in the form of a flag and sold many of them. She spent hours sitting at the bay window and watching the lake, when she lived in Arkansas. Karen enjoyed bowling and dancing in her younger years. What she treasured most was spending time with her family and friends. Karen was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, cousin, sister-in-law and friend of many. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Karen is preceded in death by her mother Lola Nolte, husbands Howard Scritchfield and David Highfill, one grandchild, half-brother Barry Belcher, son-in-law Bob White and other family and friends. Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her father Harold Nolte of Edwardsville, Kansas, her loving children Marlin Scritchfield of Branson, Missouri, Sheri and husband Ron Clayton of Lead Hill, Arkansas, Rodney and wife Elizabeth "Liz" Scritchfield of Pleasanton, Kansas, Patricia Gallegos of Cuba, Missouri, Tanya White of Pleasanton, Kansas and Wendy Brown of Catania, Arkansas, one brother Harold Nolte of Edgerton, Kansas, one half brother Robert Dever of Arizona, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. In keeping with Karen's wishes she will be cremated and no public services will be held. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving Karen's family.