Karen (Homola) Lyons

MELBOURNE, FL -- Karen (Homola) Lyons, 49, of Melbourne, FL, passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on February 24, 2013.

Karen was a 1981 graduate of Westover High School and earned her Associate Degree from Darton College. She was a thoughtful and loving wife and mother and had a special way of touching everyone around her.

She was a trusted friend to many. An animal lover, Karen would go out of her way for the care and well-being of birds, squirrels, and all in nature. She was known for the love of her own pets, including her dogs and ducks.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Jim; two sons Eric and Kyle, her father Charles Homola, Jr., and sister Brenda Sellers (Randy). She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Ann Homola.

A service to celebrate Karen's life will be held Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 PM at River Run Christian Church, 1660 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL 32935.

In honor of Karen's fondness for animals, donations to either of the following may be considered in lieu of flowers:

South Brevard Animal Shelter, 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935.

National Elephant Center, c/o Brevard Zoo, 8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940. online: nationalelephantcenter.org

Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care Melbourne, Florida (321) 724-2222. Please sign her guestbook and share memories at www.afcfcare.com.

Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care

Melbourne, FL 321/724-2222