Karen June Johnson

June 16, 1951 - May 17, 2013

06/16/1951 - 05/17/2013

Johnson, Karen June 62, of Crozier Ridge, Bellaire, Ohio died Friday May 17, 2013, at Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire.

She was born June 16, 1951, in Bellaire, the daughter of the late Leland Dewey Bates and the late Matilda Jane Lippencott.

Karen was a Methodist by faith and was associated with the Grimm Reapers Motorcycle Club.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 sisters Josephine Ruzich, Mary Ann VanDyne and Betty Ramsey.

Karen is survived by her husband Daniel McMahon, of Bellaire. Children, Jessica Cory Clark-McDowell, of Flushing, Ohio, Nicole Brian Green of Pickerington, Ohio, and Jeffrey Lisa Shaver of Franklin, West Virginia. Two sisters, Donna Robson of Grandview, Ohio, and Dorothy Don Koontz of Bellaire, and two brothers Earl Florence Ramsey, of McKeesport, Pa. and Roland “Bud” Patricia Bates of West Bellaire.

Friends will be received the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio, Tuesday from 2 – 5 pm. Following visitation family and friends will gather at the Shadyside American Legion, 3809 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio from 5 – 7 to celebrate the life of Karen.

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donny cassidy
8 years ago

dan and family. so sorry for your loss.the cassidy family

Dan & Chris Farmer
8 years ago


Very sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts.

Suzy Haught
8 years ago

Dear Tilly! You will be sadly missed by everybody! My heart goes out to Dan and all of your family! You were an Icon!

Suzy Q

Jeanie Reed
8 years ago

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tilly. She always had kind words of advise to all. You would always read on Facebook people being negative. And she would have something positive and nice to say. R.I.P Sending prayers to all the family and friends.

Raynard Merritt
8 years ago

I knew Tillie in high school and knew her better when we were friends going to Jacobsburg Bible Church and as a friend associated with the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club I will not miss your wonderful smile, because I’ll hold it in my memory. My thoughts are with the family.

Cindy Palmer
8 years ago

I will miss u dearly great friend !!You were one of the truest friends with a heart of gold!! …and Dan and family….I am so sorry for Ur loss….sending prayers Ur way!!

maxine ruble
8 years ago


8 years ago

It was a sad day when We found out about Tilly she has been our friend for 30 years,I just cant get her off my mind she will be missed but never forgotten may God bless her soul as she is watching over all of us now ,Peace be with you Tilly till we meet again.As for the family she was a beutiful caring person and We are so glad to have her in our life also her family God Be With You All Love Cis and Whitey.

goldie forston
8 years ago

just wanted to let you all know i’m thinking about you all and my prayers and thoughts are with you all, Love ya Danny, take care

Tammy Holt
8 years ago

Karen, you will be missed greatly. I am glad that I got the chance to live with you and your children, and I am proud to call you my stepmom. I love your children like they are my blood siblings. I love you and I am comforted in the thought that you are now with the Lord and I will see you soon.

Christine Stone Mahaffee
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to Tilly’s family. Tilly was a wonderful person who was wise beyond her years!! Always had a good story to tell and a beautiful smile to go with it. She will be missed by many. Peace be with you all.

8 years ago

Nicole and Brian, My heart felt sorrow for you and your family during this time. You are in my prayers.


Barbara Tomich Feher
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. We share your sorrow and pray the Lord comforts you all. Friends from Wegee Creek- John and Barbara Tomich-Feher

Monica Krempasky Robey
8 years ago

Sending prayers to all. Tilly was a very loving person and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

James Grimm
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of Tillys passing. Her big heart will be missed greatly.Thoughts and Prayers out to Danny and family.

Laurel Reisberger Jablonka
8 years ago

So sorry to here of Karen’s passing. We had wonderful times at Shadyside High School and she will be missed and always remembered! Laurel

Angie Krempasky
8 years ago

So very sorry for you loss. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.

Aggie Krupa Bane
8 years ago

Sweet memories of Tilly before I moved away. An amazing character, friendly and open. Rest in peace.

Donna Robson
8 years ago

To my sister Karen, I love you now and forever. I am going to miss talking with you and playing games and sharing pictures of our family together with you on facebook. I am going to miss you so very much. I know there was times that we didn’t always agree on things, but we still loved each other, because we were sisters.

Bud&Karen Thornburg
8 years ago

We will always remember Our friend.Tilly you are at peace,see you there someday.

Sherie and Nicole Robson & Chelsea Dittmar
8 years ago

We will miss you Aunt Karen. Sorry to see you leave so soon. I will miss your laugh and how you enjoyed making others laugh. I will always love you and never forget you. God Bless to all that care for and love Karen.

shelia Filuis
8 years ago

You will be missed by many. You were so wise and I liked hearing what you had to say. Prayers to your whole family