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Karen L. Taylor

April 19, 2020


Karen Lynn Taylor, age 81, of Howard passed away at her home April 19, 2020.

She was born September 22, 1938 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to the late Albert and Elise (Parollian) Yanssen.


Karen was a Graduate of Kent State University in 1960. She taught at Howard High School for 3 years and Utica High School for 33 years, where she retired from in 1996. Karen was a member of the Howard Methodist Church, Dillville Presbyterian Church, and a life long member of the Mount Pleasant Historical Society.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Gary N. Taylor to whom she married on December 28, 1961. One daughter Deborah (Richard) Ritchie of Perrysville; grandchildren James Ritchie and Heather (Jeff) Saylor both of Perrysville; great-grandchildren Deken Foster and Kyra Saylor; one sister Holly (Raymond) Booth of Mount Vernon; niece Amy (Mark) Byard of Hilliard; great niece and nephew Elise and Jackson Byard.


The family will observe private services. Burial will take place in Holly Memorial Park in Colerain, Ohio.






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