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Rita Karn Nowacki


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Rita Karn Nowacki Obituary
Nowacki (Karn) Rita Karn Nowacki, born June 17, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Kensington Place of Columbus. Rita was preceded in death by her parents David and Kathryn Stouder, her sisters Elnora Fenner and Dorothy Beaver, and by her great grandson Kevin Patrick Karn. She was also preceded in death by her three husbands Jack Welch, Jack Karn and Jack Nowacki. Rita is survived by her sons, John (Joy Boston) Karn, William (Elaine) Karn, Dennis Karn and Richard (Lisa Schlesinger) Karn. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Ronald (Judy) Karn, Bruce Karn, Nathan Karn, Stacey (Maximilian) Winkler, Cara (Josh) Mirras, Thomas (Laura) Karn, Colby (Lindsey) Karn and Courtney (Drew) Hanna. Rita is also survived by Michelle Karn and Shirley Karn; 11 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Don Fenner; and by many nieces and nephews. Rita enjoyed traveling, collecting owls, playing scrabble, euchre, and bridge, and the 40 years spent as a member of Hide-a-way Hills. She was a long time member of St. John's Church of Christ, spent many years working at a local Cancer Thrift Shop and also volunteered at Children's Hospital. The family would like to wholeheartedly thank the staff at the Grace House at Kensington Place for their loving and caring treatment of Rita and also thank the Hospices Services @ Methodist ElderCare for the time, care and attention they gave to both Rita and her family. The family will welcome friends from 11 a.m.-12 noon Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215, where service will follow at 12 noon Tuesday. Pastor Tim Iseringhausen officiating. Following the service, there will be a private interment. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that any donations in her memory be made to Hospice Services @ Methodist ElderCare, 124 B Dorchester Square; Suite 200, Westerville, OH 43081 or to Grace House at Kensington Place, 1001 Parkview Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43219. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Rita Karn Nowacki.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 7, 2017
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