Karen Lumley was born in Kirksville, Missouri and raised on a farm between Novelty and La Plata, Missouri.
She has two daughters, Stephanie and Stacie. Lumley attended Northeast Missouri State University, now Trumans State University, and majored in Home Economics and Elementary Education.
She says perseverance is the biggest life lesson she learned while in college. On her time off, she enjoys cooking and sharing her meals with family and friends.
Lumley says the secret to living a fulfilling and joyful life is by being an encourager in all areas of life