Karen Schultz, age 78, of Columbus, Ohio died March 7, 2017 at St. Ann’s Hospital following a brief illness. On February 16, 1939, she was born in Detroit, MI, the daughter of the late Lois Taggert and Arthur Misner.
Survivors include: sister Linda (Everett) Butler; daughters Kristina Schultz, Kathy Schultz; sons Karl Schultz and Kevin (Lori) Schultz; grandchildren Ashley Brown, Melissa Schultz and Alex Schultz; great grandchildren Kaylee, Madisynn and Jaycee; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Virginia Akroyd and brother Donald Taggert.
Karen worked as a social worker in the state of Florida and in Franklin County, Ohio. She was a strong advocate for the rights of children.
Karen was an avid reader. She enjoyed bowling and loved animals. In her younger years she liked to water ski, dive and swim. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in social work from Hillsdale College. Karen always enjoyed a spirited talk about politics. She was an independent woman who loved her family and was proud of their accomplishments.
Karen’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of palliative care at St. Ann’s for making her final days comfortable. The family will hold a private memorial at a later date to honor her life. Arrangements entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society.
Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.