Karen Sue (Rice) Papushak

Born: 06/12/1958 Passed:

Karen Sue (Rice) Papushak was called home to heaven on February 24th, 2020. She was born on June 12th, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Betty Stettin (nee Gibson) and Philip Rice.

Karen is survived by Thomas Papushak; sons, Carl Rice, Jason (Stephanie) Rice, Adam Papushak, and Alex Papushak; seventeen grandchildren; sister, Cynthia (Joseph) Rice-Ferricci, Michael Rice, Richard Stettin, Robin Stettin (deceased), Lori (Joseph) Mementowski, Lisa (George) Aron, Scott (Meredith) Stettin; 18 nieces and nephews and great aunt to many. She was a loving friend to all who knew her.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday February 29th from 11:30 to 1pm. Memorial Service to begin at 12:00 at St. Patrick’s Church Hall located at 4427 Rocky River Drive, on the corner of Rocky River Drive and Puritas.

Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at www.heritagecremationsociety.com





8 Tributes to Karen Sue (Rice) Papushak

  1. Venessa Romano says:

    Condolences to her family. Karen was a very special woman. She will be missed

    • Lisa Domzalski says:

      Karen was a great person. She will be missed dearly by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time. God just gained a “Keeper”. I will cherish the memories I have of her forever.

  2. Valerie Laumer (Hornyak) says:

    Cindy and family,
    So very sorry for such a tremendous loss in your family. I have so many wonderful memories of us all playing together on Comstock Rd., and coming to your house in the morning to pick you guys up to walk to school together. Karen was my best childhood friend. I remember going to visit her at your grandma’s house to meet her first born son. He was beautiful and she was such a proud momma. I just want to say that my memories of us all playing together were such happy ones. She was a great person. My heart and prayers go out to you and all of your family.
    Valerie Laumer (Hornyak)

  3. Brandy Wilson says:

    My condolences to the family.May she Rest In Peace.

    • Heather Meder says:

      My condolences to the family. Karen always treated me like the daughter she never had (I was a keeper):) She touched the hearts of all who knew her. She was a mother to me when I needed one, being there in every way. Even joining me in the delivery room when I gave birth to my daughter Karyn.
      She will be greatly missed but I am glad she in good hands now, God has brought her home.

  4. SHELLY ELKINS says:

    Karen was such a nice person she loved everyone. May she always be remembered R.I.P. Karen you will be missed dearly.

  5. Ileen says:

    Goodbye to my cousin, my childhood friend when i think of you i remember how loving and sweet spirited you were!I love you and we’ll be together again.

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