A graveside service celebrating the life of Karen L. Sanborn (Staffen), age 55 of Lawrence, MI will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, August 26th at Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. A visitation and luncheon will follow at the Lawrence Lions Club. Karen died in her home on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 surrounded by family. Karen was born on January 3, 1962 in Lakeview, Mich. to Carl and Nancy Staffen. Karen graduated from Lawrence High School in 1980. She worked as a cook at Lawrence Inn, Waffle House and Zekes for 22 years for Ray Piecyk. For the last six years, Karen and Jim spent their winters in Florida. Karen is survived by husband, James Sanborn; children: Andrew (Caitlyn) Sanborn-Whiteman, Alanna (Ben) Mendoza; step children: Lori (David) VanZoeren, Lisa Sanborn, Steven Sanborn, Lizabeth (Matthew) Edson; grandchildren: Adam, Brittany, Makenzie, Kaleb, Jakob, Kennedy, Aliya, Allison and Claire. She is also survived by sisters: Donna (Joe) Hillman, Sue Anne (Randy) Selby; brothers: Greg (Sharon) Staffen, Terry (Winnie) Staffen and Rick (Susan) Staffen. In lieu of flowers, please donate money to Lawrence Alumni Association for scholarships in Karen's name. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements.