MORROW: Funeral services for Karen Keene, 63 of Morrow will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Harold Liedert officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville.
Karen died Friday, September 28, 2012 at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born February 25, 1949 in Maumee, Ohio to Kenneth and Phyllis (Champlin) Forrer of Newark.
She was currently employed as a Quality Control Auditor at United Healthcare in Cincinnati with over 20 years of service. She was a 1967 graduate of Newark High School and former 4th grade teacher at Hebron Elementary School in Hebron.
She had received a bachelor's degree in Education after attending college at Bowling Green and The Ohio State University
. Karen enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, dining and wine. She was an avid fan of music, particularly devoted to The Beatles and other icons of the 1960s.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving companion of 12 years, Erby Powell of Hillsboro; son, Brad Keene and Jennifer of Baltimore, MD; brothers, Doug (Judy) Forrer of Newark, Greg (Betsy) Forrer of Newark; nephews, Josh, Andy and Mike; niece, Angie.
Friends and family may call from 11 am to 1 p.m. Thursday at VENSIL & CHUTE FUNERAL HOME, 1850 W. Main Street, Newark. www.vocfh.com