Karen Vieth

April 17, 1946August 29, 2013
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Karen Virginia (Brown) Vieth of Ossian, IN, went to sing in heaven’s choir on Thursday, August 29. She was a gifted singer, teacher, speaker and administrator. Born April 17, 1946 to Manley (Mike) and Glynita (Nita) Brown in Flint, MI. She was a gifted athlete and singer from early childhood. Karen shared in music ministries through solos, duets, trios and choirs. She was very gracious in encouraging others in their gifts of ministry. She was a graduate of Bendle HS in 1964; she then attended the University of Michigan and then chose to become the wife of the Rev. Floyd E. Vieth, Jr. on September 4, 1965. After finishing his army stint at Fort Knox, KY, they served pastorates in Macungie, PA, Marshall, MI, Decatur and Yoder, IN. Karen organized and led a number of children’s ministries, taught all ages in Sunday School – especially loving the senior adults, directed choirs and led worship services. She served the Missionary Church, Inc., for a time as Director of Children’s Ministries. She was a member and attended the Hoagland Community Church, Hoagland, IN serving as one of the worship leaders. Karen worked part-time as a bookkeeper and bank teller until the children entered college, she worked as a secretary-receptionist at an insurance office. After receiving her own license, she served with a number of companies and brokerage firms before becoming an independent agent. She is survived by her husband, Floyd; son, Douglas (Melanie) of Bluffton, IN; daughter Toiyonna (Allen) Arias of Ft. Wayne, IN; son Terrill (Tammy) of Ossian, IN; six “great and fantastic” grandsons, Sandon and Kieran, Allen and Dante, and Payton and Athen; her mother Nita; sister and brother-in-law Janet and Duane Warden of Searcy, AR; and parent-in-laws Floyd and Lillian Vieth, Sr. of Paducah, KY. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Living Faith Missionary Church, 17718 Bluffton Rd., Yoder, IN with 1 hour of calling prior. Visitation will also be from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the church. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian, IN immediately following the service. Preferred memorials may be made to the Hoagland Community Church or to Heartland Hospice.



  • Visitation Monday, September 2, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 2, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2013


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Karen Vieth

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Thomas Gase

September 25, 2014

WE will miss you greatly. She was a great person and did a lot for the church and God. Pastor Vieth you were a great pastor and very well liked.
Tom & Dusty Gase

Ronald Cook

September 12, 2013

Pastor Vieth:
We are sorry to hear of Karen's illness and passing. Blessings on you and your family as treasure the good memories and look forward to the 'forever reunion.'
Ron & Karen Cook

Larry Ketron

September 11, 2013

Though it's been many years since I'd seen Karen, her smile from years ago are always a reminder of the good things in life. My thoughts and love to her family. My hope is that she and Uncle Bud are having some good laughs together.
You'e in my thoughts,

Jeanette Downs Pettitt

September 6, 2013

Karen was a very close friend at Bendle High School. She and I had so much in common -singing in Girl's Sextect, working on the school paper and yearbook and trying to lead good Christian lives in front of our friends. I was looking forward to seeing her at the next school reunion, but I will see her at the big heavenly reunion. Loved looking at her pictures and her family and comforting to see how happy she looked. I can tell she will be missed.
Jeanette (Gill) Downs Pettitt

Dave & Dorcas McDeavitt

September 4, 2013

Dear Pastor Floyd and Family,
Our thoughts are with you during this time of earthly loss. May the hope that comes from Above comfort and encourage you all.
Together in Him,
Dave & Dorcas McDeavitt

Thomas Gase

September 3, 2013

may .God always be with you. You have meant so much to Dusty and myself.
With love Dusty and Tom Gase

September 3, 2013

Dear Pastor Vieth and family,

We are so sorry we could not be there with you at this time. Karen and you are so special to our family in so many ways. Always there for us in good times and especially in the sorrowful times. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts today and beyond today. April will be sending us one of Karen's CDs to help us remember her by.

In Sincere Sympathy'

Jan and Eric Cole

Jeff Crawford

September 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. I worked with Doug years ago and was fortunately to meet hes parents several times. Doug or Melonie please give me a e-mail and let me know how you are.

Jim and Mary Carol Schwartz

September 3, 2013

Dear Floyd and Family,
We send our deepest sympathy in the passing of your dear wife, Karen. Our love and prayers are with you all.
Jim and Mary Carol Schwartz
Berne, IN

Mark and Lori Bittner

September 3, 2013

Pastor Vieth, Doug and Family, Toiyonna and Family, Terrell and Family,
We were very saddened to learn tonight of Karen's passing. We are so very sorry that you are walking this path, but rejoice with you that we will all see her again some day if we know Jesus as our personal Savior as she did. We pray you feel God's loving arms around you as you walk this path the next few days and months. Love and prayers to all of you.
Mark and Lori Bittner