Karen Elizabeth Young

July 27, 1970September 8, 2021

Karen Elizabeth Young passed away on Wednesday September 8, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was a courageous and strong woman who was loved by so many. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her witty ways and her uncanny sense of humor. She taught us all to fight, no matter what the circumstances and practiced grace in her final days. She is survived by her parents, children, husband, sisters, brother, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Our hearts are saddened by our loss but our hearts are comforted to know that she is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior.

In lieu of flowers, Karen has requested that donations be made in her memory to: OMF- Ocular Melanoma Foundation or The American Cancer Society.

Family and friends can be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, Franklin, OH from 10:00 – 11:00 am, Wednesday September 15, 2021. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Young family.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Funeral

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021


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Morgan Seehousen

September 14, 2021

Mom, I am so happy you are not in pain anymore and comfortable living your best life probably smoking a cigarette in a rocking chair right now watching over us. I will miss our front porch talks witch would go for hours and hours. You showed me what having a mom was like you took that role on for three years and never let me down, through panic attacks and long nights of crying or to laughing till we can't breathe ♥ you were a best friend and mom all in one. I will miss you so much I love you.

Anna Wickman

September 13, 2021

Karen, my dear best friend and sister in my heart. I will truly miss you everyday. I remember all the years and things we did and talked about. The coffee clutches in your garage as you smoked cigarettes. We solved all our parenting issues and dating issues. You were my family. Our daily conversations on the phone, texting, sharing Facebook jokes .You were there for the joys and falls. You picked me up a few times, kicked my butt a few times also . I know in my heart you are still watching. I will truly miss you .

becca pallanta

September 12, 2021

my dearest aunt,
i cannot put into words how much i am going to miss you and how much i already do miss you. i know you are in a much better place now; with no pain and no suffering, but dang is it hard to know that you aren’t with us anymore. you always brought a smile to my face whenever i saw you, and i will never forget the memories i have and will keep forever. i love you so very much, aunt karen. you wont be forgotten.

Lori Olive

September 12, 2021

My Friend,

No words can express how heart broken I am over your passing. Knowing what you were battling you never complained you fought so hard my friend up until the end. Please know your legacy and memory will live on through your family & friends and your beautiful kids. I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!

Forever in my heart

Regina Weber Palma

September 12, 2021

Here is a photo of us! We loved each other! We kept in touch via FaceTime. I am going to miss all the giggles a d belly laughs we had. Thanks for those memories, now when I think of you , you are smiling and laughing and that’s how I want to remember you. I especially loved how you loved your children. You managed to raise them to be wonderful respectful adults. You were so proud of them and they are so proud of you ! I love you forever , your cousin Jeannie

Linda Vaders

September 11, 2021

As I was taking the time to figure out what to write. This was very hard to write as tears continue to fall.

I was very honored to navigate this unexpected detour in your journey. You were very brave, courageous, and very determined to FIGHT!!!. Being the Karen we've known and loved, the clinical staff we encountered did not know who they were dealing with.

I need you to know that you would be very PROUD of Ray and Tim, the three of us did what you requested and made you comfortable.

You are now with Jesus and seeing us clearly , no pain, and a new body.

A new song from Casting Crowns some parts I need to share.

“Cause there is a wound in my heart where somethings missing. And they tell me that its gonna heal in time. But I know you’re in a place where all your wounds have been erased. And knowing yours are healed is healing mine.

I know the road you walked was anything but easy. YOU PICKED UP YOUR SHARE OF SCARS ALONG THE WAY. Now you’re standing in the sun, (AND THE BEACH WITH DOLPHINS OF COURSE) you’ve fought your fight and your race is run the pain is all a million miles away.

There will be days that go by that I don’t see you, You live in all the better parts of me, Until I am standing with you in the sun, I’LL fight this fight and this race I’ll run , UNTIL I FINALLY SEE WHAT YOU CAN SEE!!!

AND the thought that makes me smile now even as the tears fall down . Is that the only scars in heaven are on the hands that hold you now”!!!!!


Kimberly Baker

September 10, 2021

My sister, my friend, my example. Forever in my heart and your legacy and memory will live in and through all of us. You were an amazing Mother, Nana, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and friend. Love you so much.

Karen Daily

September 10, 2021

My daughter my name sake A child who was determined to live and fight to make sure her children were loved and cared for A daughter who could make me laugh, cry and just feel loved I will indeed miss her but the struggle is over and I do Praise God for that Enjoy your new home in health peace and security in Jesus