KARLA A. SCHLIEP (1965 - 2016)

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KARLA A. SCHLIEP Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Karla Annette Cobble Schliep went to walk with Jesus and her Meme and Papa on October 29th, 2016 with her family by her side at Trios Southridge Hospital. Born in 1965 in Sherman, Texas to Rita Yourdan (Richland, WA) and Grady Cobble (Denison, TX). Karla grew up in Denison, TX and graduated from Harleton High School in Harleton, TX. Karla worked as a single mom in Texas, Michigan and Washington state as a property manager and as a paraeducator. In 2001 she met the love of her life. Karla and Jon Schliep (Kennewick, WA) were wed and joined their families into one June 5th, 2004 in Kennewick, WA. Karla's three daughters gained a little sister and Jon's daughter gained three big sisters. The Schliep family enjoyed camping, traveling, and spending time together during the holidays. They were active in the youth activities at their church, Kennewick First Lutheran. As the girls got older and had babies of their own Jon and Karla enjoyed taking vacations together to spend quality time. In 2010 Karla was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and would battle the ugly disease for over six years. She eventually passed due to complication created by the cancer but would be proud to say that she was a cancer survivor. She was active with the Ovarian Cancer Together group in the Tri-Cities and helped with organizing the Teal to Toe Walk and the Cable Bridge Lighting during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September). She is survived by her husband Jon Schliep of Kennewick, mother Rita Yourdan of Richland, father Grady Cobble, Jr. (Jill) of Denison, TX, brother Mickey Cobble (Lisa) of Denison, TX, sister Lori Philpott (Ted) of Lawton, OK, daughters Robin Wamsley (Charles), Michelle Schliep, Jessica Kelly, and Cassandra Schliep, as well as her grandchildren LeAnne, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Thomas, Emma, and Eric. Karla's extended brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley, Rebecca, Noah, Blake, Leland, Hayden, and Aiden. A memorial service will be held at Kennewick First Lutheran Church, 418 N. Yelm St., on Saturday, November 5th at 4:00 p.m. with a potluck meal to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome for the service and to bring a side, salad or dessert for the meal. Memorial Gifts may be made to Ovarian Cancer Together at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation office in Kennewick, WA. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com.
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 3, 2016