June 27, 2015
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 6/30/2015 16:00:00
Willard OH 44890 7/1/2015 11:00:00
Karen Jean Weatherbie, age 58, of Willard, Ohio passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the OSU James Cancer Center following a yearlong battle with breast cancer. She was born October 13, 1956 in Willard, Ohio to E. Pauline (Wilkinson) and the late George “Sonny” Steinmetz.
Karen was a 1974 graduate of Seneca East High School in Attica, Ohio. She was formerly employed by Pepperidge Farm as Supply Chain Manager in Willard for 33 years. She was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard were she took pride in helping organize the return of the fall church festival as well as serving on the finance committee. Karen was one of the co-owners of the Oak Ridge Festival in Attica. She loved promoting this event as well organizing all of the food vendors.
Karen wore many different titles during her short time on earth. Karen was the rock of the family, the glue that held everyone together. To say she will be missed is an understatement. She was the most amazing wife a husband could ask for and the best mother a son could ever dream of. She wore the label of grandma with the most pride. She was a caring daughter, an incredible sister, a fun-loving aunt and a wonderful friend. She had a infectious smile, welcoming hug and a comforting voice to anyone who came in contact with her. She never knew a stranger and made everyone around her feel welcomed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Charles A. Weatherbie, whom she married on June 17, 1983. The love and companionship that was evident after 32 years of marriage was truly a gift of God. Also surviving is son Nicholas (Laura) Weatherbie of New Washington; one granddaughter, Avery Frances, who was the light of her life and one grandson-to-be, Cooper Gene, that she was looking forward to meeting in the fall. Step-daughters Mindy (Randy) Wilson and Melissa (Kevin) Wallace both of Greenwich; step-grandchildren, Kevin Jr (Emily), Christopher, Erika, Olivia and Grant Wallace, and Travis, Karley and Riley Wilson; step-great grandchildren, Addie and Ava Wallace; Siblings, Tom (Patty) Steinmetz, Kenneth (Renee) Steinmetz, Theresa (Scott) Caudill, Amy (Scott) Steinmetz and Steve (Tresa) Steinmetz all of Willard. Brother-in-laws, Kenneth (Martha) Weatherbie and Darwin (Mary) Weatherbie both of Willard and Wayne Weatherbie of Manheim, PA; numerous nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews who all thought the world of their Aunt Karen.
She is preceded in death by her father, George “Sonny” Steinmetz, infant sister Rebecca Jean Steinmetz, father and mother-in-law William H. and Mildred Weatherbie, sister-in-law Pat Weatherbie and special Aunt Sally Wilkinson.
Visitations will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Secor Funeral Home in Willard. The funeral mass will be on July 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church or St. Francis School Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Charlie, I’m so sorry for your loss.
This saddens me. Still remember taking the pre-natal classes with her years ago when we were both expecting our first baby. Never saw her without a smile on her face. May God grant you the peace that only He can give.
So sorry to hear this very sad news. Karen was an extremely nice person. It was a pleasure working with her. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
To the Weatherbie and Steinmetz families, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers.
So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
To the Weatherbie and Steinmetz families,
So sorry to hear about Karen’s passing. She was a wonderful and caring person. May God give you strength to get through this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Love and prayers to all of the family. Karen was a very kind and caring person. The best boss a person could ever want. Her smile and gentle voice will be missed. A truly wonderful person. Angels in heaven are rejoicing!
keeping all your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sending
So very sorry to hear about your loss. It didn’t matter how far apart our visits were over the years whenever we met it was like we never missed a beat. Karen was a very special friend and will hold a place in many hearts. Prayers to all!
Charlie Nick and family…We are so so sorry for your loss. Karen was such a nice lady. Always smiling when ever we seen her. She was my mom’s line leader at peppridge farm. My mom sends here deepest condolences to you all. Our hearts are deeply sadden to here of your loss. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to the showing.. But you are in our thoughts and prayers….
My sincerest condolences and prayers for your loss. I wish only the best for all of your family and the lives that Karen touched.
We are so sorry for your loss. Karen was a very special person. May she rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.
My thoughts and prayers are with you for your loss. Karen was a beautiful person inside and out, she will be missed by all that knew her.
So sorry for your loss, Karen was a beautiful person,she is going to be missed. Prayers for the family
To all Karen’s family; We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Karen. Heaven has just received another angel! May our Saving Lord be with you during this difficult time and bless you with His grace and strength.
All our loving thoughts and prayers, Jan(Hossler)and Rick Feasel
To the Weatherbie and Steinmetz families. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Karen. She was such a kind and giving person and will be missed by so many. May she now have eternal rest. Peace and comfort for all of her family and friends. May the prayers of so many bring you comfort.
Sending out thoughts and prayers for the loss of Karen. May your faith, family and friends help you through the coming days.
So very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She had such a warm and friendly personality and will be remembered to many for that beautiful quality. Charlie may God hold you and your family close during this difficult time and bless you with loving memories of what all Karen meant and gave to you all. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Larry and Francine Smith
So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Charlie you and all your family and friends are in our prayers.
Karen fought a long and hard battle. May she rest in peace.
So very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. We hope you can find peace and comfort in your memories of her and in your faith in God. Sending prayers. Pam and Terry
Charlie and Nick, so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts. Will miss seeing her in the neighborhood.
So very sorry for your loss. Praying you may find comfort with our Lord’s help
Pauline and all the Steinmetz family,you have my deepest sympathy on Karen’s passing.Please extend my condolences to her husband and family.Her smile will shine down on you.May she now have eternal rest. God bless your family!
we are so sorry to hear of your loss. may god be there for you in the loss of such a sweet wife and mother…..god bless, Kenny and Susie karl
Charlie and Kenny – We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you and all of her family and friends.
Our hearts are broken but in Heaven they are rejoicing to gain another Angel. Karen was a great person to talk to and work with and she will be missed by many. Lots of love and prayers.
sorry to hear about karen prayer are with you and the family carl and grace rader
Our hearts are heavy and sad with the loss of Karen. She was an amazing person and friend. I can’t put into words how wonderful she was. She was the Rock of her family. Karen was a great boss and very supportive of her team. Charlie, Nick, Pauline and family I am so sorry for the loss of Karen. Prayers and Hugs