Karen Jane Medley


Karen Jane (Moreland) Medley, age 73 of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Hennis Care Center at Dover, following a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Donald T. Moreland, Sr. and the late Georgia M. (Smith) Felgenhauer, Karen was born March 21, 1945, in Canton.

Karen was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church at New Philadelphia and was an active volunteer for Community Hospice Browse & Buy and the Tuscarawas County Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting and would donate the various items to Community Hospice and nursing homes.

Karen is survived by her children, Duglas Medley of Cleveland and Kim (Steve) Pearch, Cyndy (Steve) Kilpatrick and Darla (Ed) Kilpatrick, all of New Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia (John Lee) Easterday of Dover; a brother, Donald Moreland, Jr. of Dennison; and many nieces and nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Medley, Jr.; a grandson, Andrew Duglas; a niece, Kathy Warner; and her beloved pet dog, Brandi.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A funeral service celebrating Karen’s life will follow at noon in the funeral home with Todd Gopp officiating. Burial will follow in Leavittsville Cemetery.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Karen by visiting the funeral home's website at www.geibcares.com.

Contributions may be made in Karen’s memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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