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“Time will not erase your memory, Karen. In the hearts of all you loved and everyone who loved you, you will live forever. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Amber Carlin-Mishkin - Brooklyn, NY

“Stanley I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter. May she Rest In Peace. Much love to you and your family. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Melissa Nonack - Washington, PA

“Puffy & Sue:Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of your daughter Karen. I will keep you all in my prayers and it is my hope that the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Joanne Garritano Lombardo - FL

“Puffy and family We were sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter Karen. I can't think of your pain you must feel and if there anyway we can...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: martin dugas - san tan valley, AZ

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I love you Teeters! You were the best sister a girl could ever have! Love, Deej ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Jackson - Mechanicsville, MD

“I was truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Karen a few years ago. She was a phenomenal nurse and her kindness and dedication was...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bridget O'Donnell - Peninsula, OH

“Karen was always a wonderful co-worker. She cared so much about the veterans and providing the best care possible. She was always cheerful and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Rita Wood - Akron, OH - Coworker

“Stanley (Puffy). Sorry to touch base with you and your family on this sorrowful occasion. I cannot Express my sincere sadness of your loss. I will...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I will never forget your kindness, smile and your lovefor your family. You are a wonderful example ofalways thinking of others. Shane, Ruby & Sadie...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Callahan - Copley, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“Karen, You will always live in my heart and be my shining light. I am so happy you are at peace and safe. Thank you for giving me the sign that you...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Kerting - McDonald, PA

“So difficult to comprehend that only two years ago I heard Karens very loud, happy and always cheerful voice two blocks away in Kent trigertreating...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Dianna Waller - Streetsboro, OH

“My sincerest condolences to Karen's family. We graduated from high school and she's a true blessing from God ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Trudy Patterson - Manassas, VA

Karen E. Michalski, 45, of Kent, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, December 14, 2017, surrounded by family.
She was born on October 24, 1972 in Washington, PA, to Stanley A. and Susan A. (Smith) Michalski.
She was a 1990 graduate of Burgettstown Jr. Sr. High School in Burgettstown, PA, and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, PA. She was employed as a Registered Nurse with the Department of Veterans Affairs for over 20 years.
She absolutely loved being a nurse and loved her co-workers and patients very much. She loved rocking out to Guns 'n Roses and watching cooking shows and Game of Thrones. She loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing Scrabble with her mom, watching the World Series with her dad, and cuddling with her cats, Merlin and Luna. She was most happy, however, while spending time with the loves of her life, her babies, Shane, Ruby, and Sadie. She had an infectious smile and never met a stranger. She truly was an angel!
She is survived by her parents, Stanley and Susan (Smith) Michalski, of Bulger, PA; son, Shane S. (Lauren McGuigan) Carlin of Kent; daughters, Ruby and Sadie Schneider, also of Kent; sister, Nancy (Michael) Jackson of Mechanicsville, MD; nephews, Joshua and Ryan Jackson; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 West Main St., Kent, OH, on Wednesday, December 20th, from 4:00-6:00 pm, followed by a short memorial service at 6:00 pm
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made for Ruby and Sadie Schneider to Nancy Jackson, 26311 Meadow Wood Dr., Mechanicsville, MD 20659