Karen earned a BRE from Baptist Bible Seminary in 1967. She worked as a teacher and a church and school secretary. In addition, she served alongside her husband, Franklin, in his pastoral ministry that spanned 46 years in Indiana, California, Pennsylvania, and New York. The Haymans spent the last 27 years of their ministry as pastor and wife at Allegany Baptist Church. Following retirement in 2014, the Haymans relocated to Cambridge, Maine.
Karen is survived by her husband of 50 years, as well as two sons, Nathan and Mark; a daughter, Kristen Wyman; and nine grandchildren.