Karen Gallo

October 27, 1947 ‒ February 08, 2016

Lexington, Ohio
Formerly of Durbin, West Virginia

LEXINGTON: M. Karen Gallo peacefully passed away Monday evening, February 8, 2016 in her Lexington home surrounded by her family. She was 68.

She was born October 27, 1947 to parents Ottis & Wilma (Mullenax) White in Elkins, WV. Karen grew up in Durbin, West Virginia and loved her hometown. She graduated from Greenbank High School and the Jane Adams School of Nursing.

In Mansfield, Karen worked at the VA Clinic for many years and really enjoyed helping veterans. On April 6, 1990 she married George M. Gallo who passed away in 2008.

Karen was a wonderful cook who enjoyed hosting get-togethers especially for Thanksgiving. Family was her number one priority and she treasured spending time with her kids. Her two grandsons Adam and Jacob were the loves of her life.

She is survived by twin daughters Sandy (Chris) Kautz and Candy (fiancé Patrick Kennedy) Warrick both of Lexington; a son Chris (Chasity) Cadle of Lucas; grandchildren Adam Kautz, Jacob Cadle, and Chelsie Morris; three sisters Alice Moyers, Daisy Arbogast, and Lois (Tony) Alt; three sisters-in-law Peggy, Marilyn, and Judy White; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her loving husband George, she was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers: Cordell, Robert, Merlin, Henry, and Randall White.

A private burial will be held at a later date in the veteran’s section of Mansfield Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Karen’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

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  • I want to send my deepest thoughts and prayers for the family! I GREW UP IN DURBIN WITH YOUR MOM AND REMEMBER WHEN SHE HAD THE TWINS AND CHRIS. SHE WAS ALL WAY’S A LOT OF FUN. I WILL MISS HER. MAY GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU.

  • I WANT TO SEND MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY! I GREW UP WITH YOUR MOM IN DURBIN SHE WAS A FUN PERSON AND LOVED HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.

  • Thoughts and prayers for comfort, peace and understanding during this difficult time! Aunt Karen holds a special place in our hearts forever and always! Will never forget her infectious smile and the enjoyment she would get from pulling a good trick on others! Always lots of fun and very caring! Love, hugs and prayers with you today and always!

  • Karen was a very nice lady and a hard worker. Candi and Sandi and Chris and family we send our Deepest Sympathy!!!GOD BLESS John and Sharon Warrick……

  • It was a blessing to have know Karen. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor, who will never be forgotten by my daughter or myself. We send our deepest sympathy to the family.

  • You were the glue that held our family together. I rememeber every holiday with you & I always will. We all miss you so much already. We love you & know you’re watching over all of us keeping us safe. ❤❤

  • Sending our prayers and love ur way aunt Karen will be truly missed she was a great sister to she was always smiling laughing and enjoying all time she could get with her family rest in peace aunt Karen u will be missed

  • My; sympathy to the family of Karen White Gallo. She was a great friend, mother and I am sure Grandmother. I was fortunate to remain a part of the White family, not only through marriage, but as a part of the family growing up. The world was a better place with Karen in it and and God truly only takes the best for his Garden of Love. She will be missed by many people . Prayers and God’s strength for each of you during this trying time.

  • Karen was such a sweet lady, she always had a smile on her face, We will all miss her. Prayers go to the family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Karen and I developed a friendship over the dreadful cancer disease. She was my inspiration during my bout with this and reminded me to keep the faith. The pin she sent me with a mustard seed will always be treasued and will be a reminder to stay focused. I pray for comfort to the entire family who now has become family to me. Stay strong and know Karen is watching over us and will continue to be our rock. Rest in peace my friend.

  • My sympathy and prayers to Karen’s family and friends. I knew Karen in Durbin when she was very young pretty little pre-school girl.

  • So sorry for your loss! Sandy, I know you were so close to your mom and did such a great job taking care of her. I know she will be sadly missed, but she is now out of pain. Love and prayers to you all. <3