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Karen May Harding

ZANESVILLE: Karen May Harding, 66, of Zanesville, Ohio died Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013 at her home.

Born May 25, 1947 in Zanesville she was a daughter of the late Howard A. Milstead and Verlah "Jonnie" Reed Milstead of Zanesville. Karen was a 1965 graduate of Adamsville High School. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #302 of Zanesville and she spent many hours volunteering for the Eagles. She was a "Mother of the Eagles" and a "Conductor". She enjoyed quilting, yard sales and collecting pigs. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Karen had been employed by the Essex Wire Company, The Longaberger Company and she did housecleaning.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, Richard L. Harding whom she married August 20, 1965; a son, Daniel Harding of Zanesville; a daughter, Eyvette (Clem) Dunlap of Zanesville; two grandchildren, Kara and Kyle Dunlap; two sisters, Robin Milstead and Becky (Tom) Denton, both of Zanesville; a brother, Howdy (Gina) Milstead of Zanesville and several special nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her "Spiritual Brother" Carlo and WysTeria Carlino and her "Spiritual Sister" Whisper and Liam Robinson; brothers in-law and sisters in-law, Joann (Doug) Joy of South Carolina, Terry (Jane) Harding of Nashport, Betty (Larry) Shanks of Zanesville, Brenda (Craig) Foster and Barb Miller, both of Norwich, Ohio and many close friends.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a brother Steve Milstead, a nephew, Rodney Buchanan and a sister in-law, Diana Buchanan.

There will be no calling hours.

A "Celebration of Life" for Karen will be held from 1pm to 4pm Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1275 East Market Street, Zanesville, Ohio.

The family is being assisted by the Dresden Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home.

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Published in the Times Recorder from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2013
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