Karen Lynn Heath 68, of St.Clairsville, OH died Tuesday February 17, 2015 at Wheeling Hospital from congestive heart failure after years of survival despite all odds.
Karen was born January 11, 1947 to Charles and Edna Heil in Wheeling, WV.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Earl David Heath and five children and their spouses, Andrew Jeffrey and Melissa Lee Aziz, Lon and Sherri Lynn Faulkner, David Bryan Heath, Kirk Adam and Kimberly Dawn Heath, and Jarek Dwayne and Amanda Rose Perkins. Karen is also survived by her nine beloved grandchildren that brought much joy to her life, Andrew Jeffrey Aziz, Layla Rose Aziz, Justin Edward Hearnes, David Michael Heath, Brittney Yvonne Heath, Jacob Earl Heath, Hannah Lynn Heath, Olivia Rose Heath, and Adam Hunter Heath. She was preceded in death by her son Earl David Heath Jr.
Karen Lynn Heath and her husband Earl worked beside each other and raised their children on their family beef farm in St.Clairsville they founded together in 1971. She was a 30 year Belmont County 4-H advisor, and was a member of Red Devil Moms booster club and its president for two terms.
Karen was a retired cafeteria worker and a school bus driver for St. Clairsville City Schools. She was an amazing cook and loved to laugh, talk and play card games.
More importantly, Karen Lynn Heath was a proud, loyal, selfless and loving wife, mother and grandmother and friend to many. She always gave more to others than she received and raised her children to be educated, respectful, and productive members of society. Upon reflection of her life, it is clear that her family was the most important aspect of her existence. Karen Lynn Heath will be greatly missed and always remembered.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation from 10 am until the time of Karen’s Memorial Service at 11 am Saturday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory St.Clairsville, OH. Rev. Lee Eilert will officiate.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Saints Club Stadium Committee.
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Earl & Family,
We are sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Bud & Kathy Underwood
Earl and family,
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Karen was a special lady.
Alan and Vita Norris and family
Earl and family: Karen was so very special to me. She was my first friend in dialysis and helped me by teaching me all about my rights. She was so kind and thoughtful. Ii will miss her smiling face I will keep all of you in my prayers I know God gained another angel. I pray she is at peace and for all of you to be in peace. Hugs and kisses for you Karen RIP
I have so many good childhood memories with your family. It’s so sad to see this, sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Kirk & Family. Sorry for your loss. Sorry we couldn’t be there to morn and to celebrate you’r mother’s life. Prayers of comfort heading your families way.
Kirk, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cathe and I send our sincerest condolences to you and your family in this difficult time.
Please accept my belated sympathy. I had just had back surgery and couldn’t make it to the visitation. I just want to say what a wonderful experience it was to be an adviser assistant to Karen in 4-H. She was such fun to work with and I learned so much from her and your whole family. The outdoor cooking was a great experience for everyone and many people don’t realize how much work went into the projects and the fair booth. Karen seemed to be really proud of the gardening and flower displays that the group worked on at the flag display at the old fairgrounds. I could go on and on. Just know that I will always cherish my acquaintance with her and will keep you all in my prayers.