Karen graduated from Highland High School and the University of Akron with an Associate’s Degree in Social Work. Karen worked in her field for the State of Arizona in Lake Havasu City for two years, at which time she moved back to Ohio.
She is survived by Robert Krzeminski; son, Anthony Griffith (Amanda) of Delaware; daughter, Aubrey Sears (Mike) of Worthington; grandchildren, Eli Sears and McKenzie Sears; her mother, Nancy Mayes of Montville Township; her father, Edward Mayes of North Olmsted; sister, Cyndie McCabe of Wadsworth; brother, Steve (Marie) of Granger Township. She is also survived by aunts and uncles, numerous nieces and nephews and great nephews and nieces. She also leaves behind her very special companion, her dog, “TiAmo”. Karen will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her, as well as those loved by her. She is no longer in pain and now resides in God’s holy presence, with Robert Williams and grandparents, who have all gone before her.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2013, from 4 to 8 P.M., at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (corner of Rt. 18 and River Styx Rd.), Medina, and one hour prior to Funeral Service Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 10 to 11 A.M., also at the funeral home. (Funeral Service following). Burial in Granger/Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Karen’s name, to the University of Arizona, Dept. of Medicine (DOM), Finance Office, P.O. Box 245099, Tucson, AZ 85724 Att: Account #20-10-0810 sub account HERBST. This is a not for profit account designated for Dercum’s research.
Online memorials at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com