MCDONALD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Karen Martin, 74, of McDonald, passed away peacefully, Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Cleveland Clinic.
Karen was born September 27, 1944, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of William and Kathryn (LaRue) Walter.
She graduated from Altman Hospital as a Registered X-Ray Technician.
Karen had previously worked at Cafaro Hospital and retired from Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Canton, Army Navy Garrison #360 and was on the Army Navy Garrison bocce league.
Karen was an avid Miami Dolphins and Ohio State fan. She had many loves in her life including animals, dolphins, flowers and watching NASCAR; especially Dale Earnhart, Jr. Karen was a volunteer at Canton Calvary Mission and helped out a sponsor child from Hati. She was always helping out those in need and was truly a beautiful soul.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Barbie Walter of Canton; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Mary) Martin and Richard (Lori) Martin, both of McDonald; sister-in-law, Betty (Regie) Buser of Girard; her extended family, Shirley Cavnah of Barberton, Kim Cavnah of North Canton, Robin Watson of Barberton, Mike Cavnah of Atlanta, Georgia and Tim Cavnah of Caro, Michigan, along with several nieces, nephews and special friends.
Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley D. “Wes” Martin, whom passed away December 6, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., until the time of service and also on Friday, May 10 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kevin El-Hayak for his kind and compassionate care that was always given to Karen and the staff at SIU floor G5.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to The Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road SE, Vienna, OH 44473; 3rd Street Community Church, 1253 3rd Street SE, Canton, OH 44707 or Canton Calvary Mission, 1345 Gibbs Avenue NE, Canton, OH 44705.
To send condolences to the Martin family visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com.
A television tribute will air Friday, May 10 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.