Karen Crosby died at a tragically young age due to cancer. She was strong in her faith until the end. Despite her illness she kept her sense of humor and enthusiasm even knowing she was going to die. She was close friends with Donna Barclay. Before she died she asked Donna to take care of her cat Ferguson. While she had cancer, her leg was amputated. She had chestnut hair.
Karen was only featured in one episode, although she was briefly mentioned in a few of Paul McCusker's Adventures in Odyssey books, such as A Carnival Of Secrets.
|“||Karen Crosby: My books! Thank you, you're a life saver. If I had to watch one more soap opera or game show, I woulda thrown my water jug at the TV screen.
|“||Karen Crosby: You know what they say about hospital food.
Donna Barclay: Yeah?
Karen Crosby: It's true. Mrs. Murray and I were playing marbles with our peas.
John Whittaker: Mrs. who?
Mrs. Murray: If you pull back that curtain, you'll find out!
|“||Karen Crosby: When I get out of here I'll come back to see you.
Mrs. Murray: Bring me a cake with a file in it.
|“||Karen Crosby: In the land of fadeless day Lies the city foursquare; It shall never pass away, And there is no night there. All the gates of pearl are made, In the city foursquare; All the streets with gold are laid, And there is no night there. All the gates shall never close To the city foursquare; There life’s crystal river flows, And there is no night there. There they need no sunshine bright, In that city foursquare; For the Lamb is all the light, And there is no night there. God shall wipe away all tears, There’s no death, no pain, nor fears, And they count not time by years, For there is no night there. Thank you.
|“||Karen Crosby: That's what I've been thinking. No matter what happens now, we'll see each other again because we both love Jesus. Sooner or later we'll be in heaven, and then we'll have all of forever to be friends.
- The episode #50: “Karen” was named after her.