Karen Kay Stone

December 6, 1956August 22, 2013

Karen Kay Stone, age 56 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:40 A.M. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at her residence. Karen was born December 6, 1956 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Kathryn (Estep) Oberer of Greenville and the late Harold Oberer.

Karen was a homemaker, hairdresser and volunteer school teacher. Karen was a rotary exchange student. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

In addition to her mother, Karen is survived by her husband, Gordon Stone of Greenville whom she married September 12, 1981; daughters, Tara Mathisen of Lexington, Kentucky and Tanya Sime of Wilmore, Kentucky; grandchildren Chloe Sime and Simeon Sime; and a brother, Steve Oberer of Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday 1 hour prior to the services in the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2013

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Zoraide Gebrin

December 6, 2013

Dear Gordon, Tanya, Ryan, Chloe and Simeon. We are very sorry for your loss. Zoraide and Samir. Brazil.

Mike Fraer

October 4, 2013

Karen and I were classmates in Greenville. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing and for your loss.

August 31, 2013

So sorry for your loss worked with Karen in hairdressing Kathy cooper,Hans

Wendell & Terri Brotherwood

August 27, 2013

Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Darlene Dumas

August 26, 2013

Hi Gordon:
I am sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Absent from the body but presence with the Lord!

Darlene Dumas, Stanley Security

August 26, 2013

Gordon,Kay,Ryan,Tanya,Chloe & Simeon
You all are in our thoughts & prayers and we pray God will comfort and give you his special help in these days of sorrow. We are thankful for the years we knew her--a very special lady!
Our love and sympathy, Arvid & Shirley

Taylor Sime

August 25, 2013

Dear, Tara your husband Ryan and the kids, Gordan have a good time at the funeral and love Uncle Taylor.

Don & Mary Bowers

August 25, 2013

Dear Kay and Family.
We just found out about Karen. Our heart felt sympathy, love and prayers go out to you. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you close. We pray God will give you strength and touch your tender broken hearts with his love. Our prayers and love.
Don& Mary Bowers

Harlan & Lynette Heitz

August 25, 2013

Dear Gordon, Tanya, Ryan, Chloe and Simeon. We are praying God will surround you all with his loving and comforting arms during this difficult time. We loved Karen so much. She was a very special lady and a great mother, grandma and wife. She is now with our Lord and without pain. We love you guys and continue to pray for all of you.

August 24, 2013

i am so very sorry for your loss. i have known the family for years. i am so sorry gordon. karen has the sweetest mother. i use to spend a lot of time chatting with her when i lived in greenville, ohio, gayle cheadle lexington, ky