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Karen Diane (Baker) Smith

November 23, 1958 — January 31, 2024


Karen Diane Smith, 65, of Paducah passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Mercy-Health Lourdes in Paducah.

Karen was born on November 23, 1958, in Mascoutah, IL to the late Huey Palmer Baker and Lillian Billings Baker.

She was a homemaker and loved her family.

Surviving are her two sons, Christopher Smith of Paducah and Ben Smith Jr. of Union, TN.; four siblings, Doug Baker, Dale Baker, Shelia Shook, and Pamela Baker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Edward Smith Sr.; and her parents.

She will be cremated, and services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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