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Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

225 North Main Street, Johnstown, OH

OBITUARY

Karen Louise Keyser

November 10, 1949January 6, 2020
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Karen Louise Keyser (70) of Johnstown, Ohio, passed away on January 06, 2020. She was born November 10, 1949 in Micco, West Virginia to her parents Walter and Essie (Perry) Marcum. Karen was a devoted member to the Church of Christ in Alexandria. She worked as a server in the cafeteria at New Albany School, and would also teach the children at Sunday school. Outside of work Karen loved to go bowling and playing cards with her friends and family. Karen is survived by her loving husband of 49 years John “Wayne” Keyser, son Mark (Jennifer), grandchildren Brayden and Cherish, siblings, Mary Elkins, Irene Runyon, Joe (Maxine) Marcum, Jim Marcum, Barb Woodall, Myrtle Blagg, and Walter “Jr.” (Linda) Marcum, many nieces and nephews, and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.. She is preceded in death by her mother Essie Marcum, father Walter Marcum, son John Walter, sister Louellen Marcum, and brother Lark Marcum. Calling Hours for Karen will be held Sunday January 12, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 pm at CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME 225 N. Main St. Johnstown, Ohio. Funeral services will begin Monday January 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Kevin Hull of Church of Christ Alexandria. Burial will follow the services at Green Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Church of Christ Alexandria.

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Services

  • Calling Hours Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020

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Dianne Harvey

January 12, 2020

Wayne & family
So sorry to hear about Karen. She was a true Christian in every sense of the word. Always had a smile and a hug. She truly loved her Lord. I always enjoyed kidding her about always being cold and wearing a sweater when it was in the 90's. She was a blessing to me and always will be. I will miss you

Mindy Jackson

January 12, 2020

Every time I saw Karen, she always had a smile on her face. She was a wonderful person and I’m blessed to say I knew her. We’re sending love and prayers to Wayne, Mark, Jenn, Brayden, Cherish and family ❤️

Barbara Sturgill Kitchen

January 11, 2020

My sister, Judy Bellomy and I, grew up with Karen and all the Marcum kids. I am so sorry for her loss. God bless and comfort the family.

Terri Finch

January 10, 2020

Go rest high on the mountain cousin. You will be missed. Till we meet again , much love and Gods comfort to the family

Elizabeth Marcum

January 10, 2020

Karen will be missed!! She was a kind, loving person. Always Loved the Lord. I enjoyed growing up with her. Prayers for God's loving mercy, grace and strength for the Family. I loved her !

Mandy McNamara

January 10, 2020

Karen was one of the most kind members of the New Albany Cafe team. She always greeted students and staff we a smile and kind words. She will be greatly missed as a member of our intermediate family.

Joe Giannini

January 10, 2020

What a wonderful lady!, My condolence to my buddy Mark and all the family.

Janet Dozier

January 10, 2020

Karen and I were double first cousins! My fondest memory of her was three years ago at my sisters Birthday party! We sat at table and talked and laughed so much! She was so sweet! Only other times I saw her was at my Mom and Dad’s funeral! I live in Florida and didn’t get up to that area often! I don’t remember to much about our childhood days. RIP my sweet little cousin..

Arlene Ellis

January 9, 2020

Reflecting on my memories of my dear
tiny/little cousin. Karen, was a unique soul. I had the pleasure of growing up with her at Hewlett . We were neighbors and relatives. She always watched after me. Like making sure that I was on the school bus, riding home for the day. I had the pleasure sitting beside her daily. As a child I was full of questions lol. She always did her homework on the bus ride home. Usually it was lessons on shorthand . She explained to me what short hand was and how it’s used.
She also told me not to worry about short hand, that by the time I got to high school it probably wouldn’t Exist. She was dedicated to her schooling. I felt so safe being beside her. I loved the way she laughed and her smiles. She took me under her wings and protected daily!
I recall as a child, us kids, playing or cleaning off the graves at our family cemetery. Off in a distance, you could hear her, Aunt Essie and others singing religious songs. it seem to fit the moment as us kids were singing along and often said a prayer before we left the cemetery.
Perhaps this was Gods way of touching our little hearts, filling us with blessings
and leaving us with cherished memories.
I will forever cherish growing up at Hewlett and with Karen. I’m one lucky cousin to have had the opportunity as a child to be part of her presence!! She loved the Lord. I never recall her being upset or mad at anyone. Perhaps it was her faith in God that kept her cool and calm constantly . She was unique!!
With Love, Arlene
RIP @-{——-






Rachel Keyser

January 9, 2020

After my husband found his brother Wayne and Karen, in 2008 we met for the first time in Memphis, TN. We were visiting Elvis's home at the time, we spent every minute together touring around. Then the summer of 2009 we went to visit them in Ohio. Spent more time with them, Karen and I were like sisters, even better than my own - loving each other and sharing our lives.
The next year they came out to CA, and again shared time together. she was truly a wonderful lady and I am proud to say I knew her.

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