BURTON – Karen Alyce Holschuh, age 72, of Burton, passed away Jan. 4, 2022, at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Cleveland, to the late Winfield John and Doris Mae (nee Phillips) Kelley. She graduated from Newbury High School in 1967.
Karen was the “Lunch Lady” for Berkshire Schools for many years. She was a member of New Mercies Community Church; she started the “Now That’s What I am Talking About” summer lunch program in Claridon; and collected donation for the Geauga County Veterans’ Food Pantry.
She never met a stranger and would never stop talking.
Karen appreciated our local law enforcement so much she would chase down a police officer or sheriff’s deputy just to give them a sandwich or a treat.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Larry Jr. (Katie) Holschuh, of Parma, John (Kelly Robin) Holschuh, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Melissa (Ross) Noble, of Virginia Beach, Va., Nicole (Thomas) Bullock, of Vermilion; grandchildren, John Jr. (Amanda), Brendan, Kayli, Alyce, Zoe; great-grandchildren, John III, Nathan; brother Joe (Diane) Kelley; sister, Susan (Mark) Finney; sister-in-law, Susan Holschuh; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry F. Holschuh, who passed away April 17, 2014; brothers, John II, Mike, Tom and Tim Kelley.
A private graveside service will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg.
A celebration of her Life will be held at New Mercies Community Church, 12767 Butternut Road, Burton, at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, with visitation from 11 a.m. until her service.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to Geauga County Veterans’ Food Pantry, 13211 Aquilla Road, Suite B, Chardon, OH 44024.
Sly Family Funeral Home assisted her family with arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.slyffh.com.