Karen L. Tipton (nee Ocker), 65, of Green, passed away June 9, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer.|
Karen was preceded in death by her father, Edward (Barb) Ocker; mother, Lil Ocker; and brother, Jerry Ocker. She is survived by husband of 45 years, William Tipton; daughter, Kim (Larry) Haines; son, Steven Tipton; sister, Donna (Ray) Wilkerson; brother, Wes (Armida) Ocker; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Christopher Haines; and many nieces, nephew and friends.
Karen will be remembered as a loving caregiver for many children.
A graveside committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Nashville Cemetery in Nashville, Ohio. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319 (SR 619). The family suggests donations be made in Karen's name to
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to
Northeast Region, 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from June 11 to June 12, 2012