Karen Jean Porter

May 08, 1954 ‒ November 15, 2020

Fredericktown, Ohio

Karen Jean Porter, age 66, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on May 8, 1954 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Stanley and Joyce (Soles) Anderson.

Karen worked at Chattanoogo Glass, TRW, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens until they closed their doors.  She loved traveling and her favorite spot was the Grand Cayman Islands which she travelled to over 20 times.  Karen enjoyed crafts, but her biggest enjoyment was being around her family, especially her granddaughter.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 35 years, Gil Porter; a son, Cameron (Jillianne) Porter; granddaughter, Ellie Porter; her father; sister, Julie (Scott) Zimmerman; canine companion, Callie.

Along with her mother, Karen is preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Boeshart.

A special thanks goes out to Debbie Vanbreemen for donating one of her kidneys for Karen.

A graveside service will be held at Bloomfield Cemetery in Sparta, Ohio, with Pastor Erin Porter officiating.

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  • My heart is sadden to hear of Karen passing! She was a great friend I had the privilege to work with at TRW and Roll Royce .She was a hard worker and always fun to work with ! She always would share her love of family , She was so happy when she was made Grandma ! her heart was full ! I will miss are long chats on the phone catching up !

  • I’m sorry to hear about Karen’s passing, I enjoyed working with her at Rolls Royce and Siemens, she was a hard worker and a lot of fun to work with. My prayers and condolences to her family.

  • Gil, Cameron, Jill and Rita. We are so sorry to hear about Karen! She was a lovely person and we will miss her. We didn’t realize she was ill. You will all be in our prayers.

  • Scott and Julie so sorry for your loss and for Scott’s loss of his cousin. Never easy to lose a sibling and unfortunately Julie you would know all too well. RIP dear lady. Colleen Milligan

  • So sorry to here of the passing of Karen I worked with Karen at TRW She was a hard working lady and we had a lot of fun working together ! My Thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends God Bless

  • I am so sorry & shocked to hear of Karen’s passing. We graduated together & worked at Chattanooga Glass together. Karen was a wonderful friend & we shared lots of laughs thru the years. My heart breaks for her family. I’ll be keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers. May God bless

  • To everyone in the Family. So very saddened to hear about Karen. Please accept my condolences she was a great lady and friend. She will be greatly missed

  • To Gil and Karen’s family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. She was taken much too young. I hope you can find good memories as well during this time of grief.

    Karen O’Quin
    Bowmansville, NY

  • Sorry to hear about the passing of Karen. Karen and I worked together at Chattanooga Glass she was a pleasure to work with and a hard worker. May God bless you at this time.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. We worked together at TRW and she was always one of the hardest workers and the friendliest, May God keep her safe and at peace and prayers and love to the family ❤️, Wendy Wagner

  • Gil and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss.
    As we get older we find ourselves wondering where the time has gone. Karen was taken much to early but I am sure that god has plans for her.
    Stay strong and keep the faith.

  • Gil and family, we are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. We enjoyed getting to know Karen on our cruises and when you visited Ron and Joyce in Florida. Prayers are with you all.

  • I don’t have the words to describe what Karen’s faithful friendship hast meant to me. Highs, lows, joys and sorrows, she’s been there. And in my heart I know she still is. She gave me more. Forever friends.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing I worked with her at TRW…we had many laughs together..May God put his arms around all of you, and console you with faith, love, and memories for years to come🙏🙏🙏

  • My heart breaks for the loss of Karen.
    She was a dear friend and was a great support to me in my younger days.
    We rode horses and played and talked for hours.
    Time passes so quickly and as the years past – our lives grew in different directions – but I always loved her and pray that she has found peace. Her kindness and generosity will always be remembered and live on in her loving family. Love and prayers…

  • Gil and Family;
    We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She had a kind, beautiful spirit, and we will miss her. Find strength in the many memories you shared.

    With our deep condolences,
    Lou and Andrea O’Quin & family

  • So sorry about Karen’s passing. I worked with her at TRW. She was a hard worker and always had a smile on her face. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • Gil and Cameron,

    I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Kelly Goff Castle “Kacy”

  • We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing! I got to know her from work,Rolls,she was fun,always had a smile and always has positive words! She was a bright light and will be missed!

    Cheryl,Larry Schunke family

  • Dear Gil. Mike and I were sorry to hear about Karen. She fought the good fight. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. May her precious memory be in your hearts forever.

  • Karen was a friend of mine from TRW and Seimens she definitely loved he family. I was so happy to learn she became a grandma before God took her home. Cameron my daughter Angel baby sit for you while you was in a sports team in Mount Vernon, you definitely was her life she loved you more than words could ever describe. I know she will definitely be watching over you. God Bless you and your family. Your mom was a special friend of mine.

  • Thinking of you all. Karen definitely left her mark on this side of Heaven. Many childhood memories of this very lovely person. I never saw her without a smile.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. I have known her many years. I am shocked. Truly a great loss of a wonderful woman. My sympathies and prayers.
    Deb Barber

  • It is with sadness that I write this as I know:
    The world lost a very special person. Karen was like a ray of sunshine, always smiling, alway laughing, and always loving. She had a beautiful spirt that is truly hard to find these days, never once did I hear her say anything bad about anyone. And she was not the type to complain, just kept living life to it’s fullest. She loved her family and was very proud of Cameron, she set a fine example of what we as humans beings should be like.
    Gil, Cameron and family, may God be with you and give you peace and comfort as only he can.

  • Very sorry to read about Karen. Worked at Rolls and Siemens with her. She was ALWays smiling friendly and fun to talk to.Keeping her family in our prayers.

  • This comes as very sad news I got to know Karen from working at Rolls-Royce we had a lot of laughs at work and she was a very kind n fun person to work with god bless your family and may she Rest In Peace

  • Karen was a good friend to everyone that knew her, and I am one of those that were lucky enough to have known and worked with her. She was a very sweet and caring person and I will never forget her.

  • I met Karen when we both worked at Rolls-Royce/Siemens. She was a kind soul and she made getting through the hours of work a little easier. My sympathies and condolences to her family and friends.

  • Dear Gil – We were shocked and saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. We had such fun with you and Karen on our cruises together. It was so much fun sitting with you at the dinner hour and visiting with you. Please know we will be praying for you and your family. Much love – Jr. and Sheryl Hawk

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