Karen Lee Richards

September 23, 1942 - February 27, 2017
Karen Lee Richards

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Karen Lee Richards 74, of Wilmington formerly of N. Benton, Ohio passed away Monday February 27, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Karen was born in Youngstown, Ohio on September 23, 1942 the daughter of the late Rudy Henry and Genevieve Alberta Wilson Schulz. She was a retired bookkeeper.

Surviving are a daughter Karen Richards Toole and husband Sharlan and their son Harrison Toole of Wilmington, brother Ronald Schulz and wife Betty of Wooster, OH, and sister Cheryl Patterson and husband Tom of N. Canton, OH.

services will be held at a later date.

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  • February 28, 2017
    Misty lit a candle:
    Lit since February 28, 2017 at 2:30:42 PM

  • February 28, 2017
    Tennille Gore says:
    So sorry for your friends. Your mom was a sweet lady.

  • March 01, 2017
    William Gore Jr says:
    She left a wonderful legacy in her family. I know she was a fine, fine lady by virtue of the qualities of her daughter, Kaitlyn.

  • March 01, 2017
    Patti belcher says:
    Karen was my cousin. She was a very determined lady which you did not differ with. She had the Schulz gene (which many of us do) and she would accomplish anything she put her mind to. I know no other lady who built her own cottage using her elderly mother to help. I am so very sadden to hear of her passing. But I am sure she is giving her dad, Rudy, afew words of her own. Karen flo - aunt Jane and myself are thinking of you. Fondly, patti

  • March 01, 2017
    Barbara (Schulz) Rogers says:
    So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I'm grateful for some wonderful memories of fun times at the lake in Ohio with her parents and siblings and a big passel of cousins. I remember visiting Karen and Art in Michigan when Karen Flo was just a baby--such doting parents! Over the years as we spread out across the country, we weren't able to get together often but I treasure the visits to Ohio and Pittsburgh and I appreciate how much my mother loved our extended family and helped us stay connected. Cousin Karen, you will be missed and I pray that whatever earthly sufferings you endured, now being over, you are resting joyfully in the arms of the God you loved and served.