Karen S. Davidson

May 29, 1945 ‒ September 08, 2021

Bladensburg, Ohio

Karen S. Davidson, 76, of Bladensburg died unexpectedly in the ICU unit at Knox Community Hospital on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  She was born on May 29, 1945 to the late E.E. Hall and Harriett Hall, graduate of Union High School, class of 1963.  She moved from Fallsburg, Ohio in 1966 with her husband Oscar Sr. to Jug Run Road where she has lived the last 55 years.

Karen is definitely no stranger to the Bladensburg community. She and Oscar Sr. raised all 3 of their children there.  Later in life she worked for the Mount Vernon News, returned to Bladensburg and worked at Davidson Grocery, cared for small children and stray animals that the kids just knew she would want to keep.  Her kindred spirit, sweet voice, huge smile, gentle and caring soul with a heart as big as the sun, she meant so much to so many.  She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. We know for sure now on Saturday’s this fall Mom, Grammie Hall and Oscar Jr. will enjoy watching OSU football together.  “Go Buckeyes”

Known as Grandma Karen for years to Jon and Nicholas Hardesty and Mam Mam to Rochelle and Miranda Murvine and most recently to her God daughter, Lauren Hardesty as “KK”

Karen is survived by her children, Rodney Davidson of Bladensburg, Theresa Davidson of Howard and  adopted daughter, Lovina Davidson of Newark; sisters, Betty (Ken) Holbrook of Newark and Marlene Staunton of Mansfield; a brother, Dan (Marvelle) Hall of Zanesville; two aunts and one uncle of Warsaw, Ohio, cousins, nieces and nephews; and dearest friends, Peg Hardesty and Roxanne Berry.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Davidson Sr.; and a son, Oscar Davidson Jr.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Karen at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon.  Minister Stan Ratliff will officiate.  A private burial will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 in Karen’ s memory.

To share a memory or send the family an expression of sympathy visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Karen S. Davidson.


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  • I’m so sorry for your loss. When our loved ones pass away, they take a piece of our hearts with them and I personally have never recovered from that. There’s nothing I can say to make the pain any less. Just know, that I love you ” T ” and I’ll be praying for some sort of comfort to help you get through this.


    Jean Moyer

  • My most sincere condolences to all of you. Karen was a wonderful, loving woman. She was more of an aunt to me than a cousin due to the difference in ages. I always loved her laugh. She was so good to my mom & dad as they got older. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Love to you all,
    Your cousin, Cheryl Huffman

  • Wow… Theresa n Rodney… I’m so very sorry for your loss .She was a great lady for sure,sweet as pie and firm when needed. Much love to you all…..

  • Don’t have the words right now I’m shocked !!!!! Theresa & Rodney I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Thoughts and prayers to you and your extended family 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Sometimes people’s smallest gestures of kindness can make a huge positive impact in the lives of others, Karen Davidson was one of those people for me. My time knowing her may have been short but our conversations will stick with me forever, god bless this sweet family and all my sincere condolences on the passing of this sweet lady.
    Jillian Divan

  • Our hearts are broken! This lady has been such an influence in my and my children’s lives! We loved her so much! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Theresa and Rodney! Hugs your Mom will be missed by all who knew her!

  • So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing! She was a very special person always had a smile and a shoulder if you needed it.
    My deepest sympathy to all of you, may God bless 🙏 you and help ease your pain.

  • Theresa: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know.

    Mary Ann

  • Theresa and Roxanne snd family, What s great lady your momma was. I am so very very sorry! She will be missed by so many. ♥️

  • So sorry to hear about your loss,Karen was a special lady. She was always smiling and had a kind word to say about everyone and everything

  • Our hearts breaks for your loss. Although we didn’t know Karen very well we did enjoy her company at several events on the farm. Her warm smile left loving prints on the hearts of her love ones. She will be truly be missed.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”

    Love you “T”


  • T and Rodney,
    So sorry for your loss, it’s hard to lose a loved one and suddenly. Always the kindest, remember her well from Perry Chapel days. We just talked about her a few weeks ago T, when I had my father in law, Ron Southall in for his checkup. Prayers for you all.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Such a special and wonderful person. So many fond memories. Our sincere sympathies, Charles and Sherry Beatty.

  • Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Even though we knew her such a short time, her kindness and gentle nature touched our hearts and will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace dear Karen till we meet again.

  • So sorry to hear this. Karen was always so nice to me and she definitely made a positive impact in my life. Until one day…rest easy. Jeremiah 33:3

  • Our deepest sympathies to Rodney, Theresa and families. Karen was such a lovely and caring lady. She was instrumental in bringing us together nearly 39 years ago. What a sweet person and boy how she will be missed. Our lives are so enriched because we knew Karen. Our love to you all.

  • To Marlene and all of Karen’s family, we are sending our heartfelt condolences at your great loss! May you be comforted and strengthened by The Lord our God, family and friends and precious memories, today, and in the days to come! We are lifting you all up in prayer!!! Prayers and blessings, Sissy, Jimmy and Gloria

  • Marlene and family we are praying with and for you during this time. Hold on to the memories. God bless
    Sam, Kim, Anthony and Kitra

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