Karen S. Faeth

August 22, 1947 ‒ March 29, 2009

Willard, Ohio

Karen S. Faeth, 61, of Galion, died Sunday, Mar. 29, 2009 at home after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 22, 1947 in Willard, she was the daughter of the late Henry Stein and Bernadine Crum Stein Stout who survives in Willard. She is survived by her husband, Richard F. Faeth, whom she married Feb. 4, 1967.

Karen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, graduated from Willard High School in 1965 and attended The Ohio State University. She and her husband moved to Galion from New Haven in 1977. She worked managing The Beverage Center on South Market Street in Galion for 18 years which is owned by her family.

She was an accomplished woodworker and especially enjoyed doing fret work and scrolling. Some of her Christmas ornament work has hung on the White House Christmas tree in Washington and she has been a member of the Woodworkers of Central Ohio in Columbus. She has served as a 4-H advisor for many years. Karen and her husband have enjoyed vacationing throughout North America and have traveled extensively on their motorcycle throughout the country for weeks at a time. They have been members of the Gold Wing Motorcycle Association since 1983.

In addition to her husband and mother she is also survived by three children, Kathy Sweeney, Kevin Faeth and Amy Faeth, all of Galion; four grandchildren, Kyle Faeth, Brad McQuistion, Cole Fournier and Grant Fournier; one brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Betty Stein of New Haven and one brother-in-law, Tom Kennard of New Haven.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Jean Faeth and two sisters, Diane Lichoff and one week ago, Janet Kennard.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion with Father John Brennen, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in New Washington.

Vigil services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home with Deacon Greg Kirk, officiating.