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Karen (Head) Johnson


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Karen (Head) Johnson Obituary
Johnson (Head), Karen
1957 - 2017
Karen Cherita Head Johnson (aka "Chocolate"), age 59, born September 4, 1957 in Columbus, OH, departed this life Thursday, August 10, 2017. Karen graduated from East High School and earned her Associate Degree in Social Work from Columbus State Community College. She retired from State Auto Insurance after 36 years of service and was a faithful member of the Christ Memorial Baptist Church where she served in many capacities. Predeceased by parents Richard Head and Catherine Head, brother Mark Head, father-in-law Gene Whitaker, and mother-in-law Joyce Johnson. Those left to cherish her precious memory include her husband, Donald Johnson; daughters, Aisha (David) Hodo, Brandy (Dale Sr.) Chatman, and Mary (Johnny Jr.) Culver; stepsons, Daryl Hartzog, Donald Spencer, and Von (Jennifer) Chandler; sisters, Karen (Abraham) Loume and Tonya Shank; brother Thaddeus Head; grandchildren, Tavion Chatman, Jaseiah Edwards, James Brown, III, Symphony Chatman, Dale Chatman, Jr., and David Hodo, II; and a host of other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 12 noon Friday, August 18, 2017 at Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 3330 E. Livingston Ave., where her family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the start of service. Pastor Shedrick L. Fowler, officiating. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To read Karen's extended obituary and express condolences to her family, please visit her online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 16, 2017
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