2014-03-22 / Obituaries

Karen L. Parr

Karen L. Parr, 61, of Thornville, passed away March 15, 2014, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. She was born on February 27, 1953, in Newark, daughter of the late Walter and Carol (Harper) Kowbasa. Karen’s life revolved around her family and teaching. She retired from Northern Local School District in 2010 after 35 years of service at Thornville Elementary. She also taught Jr. Church for over 15 years. She loved children, and enjoyed decorating, scrapbooking, and reading. She attended the Vineyard Grace Church in Newark.

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Rudy; two children, Zachary Parr and Michaela (Matthew) Ames; a granddaughter, Eleanor Katherine Ames; brother, Gregory Kowbasa; sister, Lorraine (Kenneth) Stoneburner; five sisters-in-law; one brotherin law; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Kowbasa; and an uncle, Lawrence Kowbasa.

A funeral service, celebrating her life, was held March 19, 2014, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Brad Kittle officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery near Brownsville.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.hoskinsonfuneral.com

HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Parr Family.

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