She was preceded in heaven by her husband, Thomas; and is survived by her children, Jason and Julie; and by her brothers, Kenneth and Daniel Ritter.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11:30 A.M. at Sunset Memorial Park, located at 6265 Columbia Rd., in North Olmsted. Gifts of flowers can be sent to Sunset Memorial Park on Friday, August 30, 2013 as they will be placed at the gravesite ahead of interment. Following the service, a celebration of Karen’s life will held at Buca di Beppo, at 23575 Detroit Rd., in Westlake.
Karen’s life epitomized selfless love and concern for others, so her family asks that all those who knew her and felt her compassion to pay it forward and perform random acts of kindness to benefit others.