In loving memory of Karen Lee Richards born on August 11, 1947, from Brunswick, Ohio.
On February 19, 2023, our family lost a bright shining light with a beautiful smile. She went peacefully surrounded by family. A loving, compassionate wife to Gary, mother to daughter, Nikki (Jerry) and sons, Brandon (Nikki) and Ryan (Paige). Grammy to Jayden, Logan, Dominic, and Dawson. Karen was preceded in death by her mother, father-in-law, and beloved brother, Ed (EJ).
Karen was born on the west side of Cleveland to parents Ralph and Lois Olsen, moving to Parma and was a graduate of Parma High School in 1965. She married her husband Gary on October 26, 1968. Karen was a faithful employee of Target systems for the past 35 years.
Her grandchildren and her pets (Rosie and Benjy) were her world and she enjoyed Sunday breakfast with her family. She’s known for her award-winning bacon (Grammy’s bacon).
Karen was a breast cancer survivor and an avid animal lover. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Karen’s favorite charities: Best Friends Animal Society in Salt Lake City Utah, and/or The Breast Cancer Foundation (Susan G Komen).
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in the upcoming months as she was a loving friend and family to so many. Condolences and special memories of Karen can be shared with her loved ones online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com
Heritage Cremation & Burial Society
Karen Sefcik says
So very sorry to hear about Karen . She was a diamond in the rough ! A beautiful person may she Rest In Peace ! She was a devoted wife , mother , aunt , and friend to many ! A beautiful light ! Love Karen and bob sefcik ( Schmidt )