Obituary of Karren Viola Middleton

Retired Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputy Karren Viola Middleton, age 72 passed away suddenly on March 3, 2024, at Gulf Coast Medical Center. 

Karren was born in Arcadia, Florida on June 22, 1951 to the late Warren Deese and Thelma Browning Deese. Karren was a Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputy for 37 years before retiring. She was a member of First Baptist Church, VFW Auxiliary for many years.

She leaves fond memories with her mother, Thelma Deese of LaBelle, Florida, son; R. P. Middleton and his wife Liz, sister; Linda Ruble, brother; W. Ed Deese and his wife Roxie, six grandchildren; Patrick Middleton, Ryan English, Laeda Middleton, Keyli Womack and Kyler Womack, Alex Middleton, one great granddaughter, Oaklynn Bryant, one nephew Jonathan and two nieces; Jennifer and Bethany, and many cousins and close friends.

Karren was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Middleton, father; Warren Deese, mother-in-law; Thelma Orwig , nephew, Rory Deese. 

Karren was a loving and caring daughter, wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her entire family and everyone who knew and loved her.

Karren’s life will be celebrated on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of LaBelle where a gathering of family and friends will be beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Frank Deerey will be presiding over the celebration service. Karren will be laid to rest next to her husband Robert P. Middleton, Jr in Fort Denaud Cemetery where Honor Guard Ceremony will be conducted by the Hendry County Sherriff’s Office.

Celebration of Karren’s life is being handled by the Akin-Davis Funeral Home – LaBelle.