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Karen Schultz

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.

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  • Carolyn Schultz says:

    Karen and I met some 50 years ago as sisters-in-law in the Schultz family. We stayed in touch as our children grew up for most of those 50 years. Remembering the good times, we shared a wild fishing trip in Canada, visits to Ann Arbor, rare stops in Put-in-Bay, Florida, and Columbus. Rally and I shared our faith with her in long talks into the night, and now she can rest in the arms of our loving Lord.

  • MaryNell Cleary says:

    Sweet Kristina, Kathy, Karl & Kevin,
    All my prayers for you in this time of sorrow. I know Karen is now Home with no pain, no worries, breathing in our Heavenly Father’s Glory.
    The short time your mom lived with us was a Joy. Her sense of humor, her political knowledge, and her love for animals was an enlightenment for me. We had many a time on the patio chatting and laughing. We will truly miss her here on earth but looking forward to seeing her in our after life.

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