I had the pleasure of meeting Karen while visiting the Book mobile when I lived in Gary. We spent many times talking about more than just books. Karen was warm and friendly, with a great sense of humor. She showed interest in mine and my children's lives and even encouraged me to further my education. She was such a wonderful person, always willing to help in any capacity. Since I moved away, I've always wondered what happened to her. She was more than just a librarian, she was a good friend. May God bless her family.