Date of Death:  August 10, 2021

Service Details

Visitation will be held Monday, August 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Bill Abernathy officiating.

Obituary Notice

Karen Joan Woodall, 81, of Marcellus, passed away on August 10, 2021 at her home.

She was born January 30, 1940 at Barron Lake, Niles, the daughter of Howard John and Sarah Jane (Toombs) Woodall, and moved to Howardsville at the age of 3.

Karen was a dedicated employee at Three Rivers Hospital, where she worked 44 years as a dietician. She was also a faithful member of Berean Baptist Church in Portage.

She collected mice and loved knitting and crocheting. She knitted hats for St. Jude, toe warmers for Three Rivers Hospital, and was part of a special knitting group that met at the café.

Remaining to cherish Karen’s memory are four sisters, Peggy Kuratko of Three Rivers, Betty Lucas of Three Rivers, Helen Woodall of Three Rivers and Judy (Ron) Stiteler of Texas; 17 special nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents along with her sister, Sally Smith; brothers-in-law, Jim Smith, George Bell, Duane Lucas and Joe Kuratko; and nephew, Tim Bishop.

Additional Information

Donations in Karen’s memory may be directed to the family of Karen Woodall in care of Judy Stiteler. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing.
    I worked at the hospital with Joanie in a different department. She was a great worker.
    The patients always came first. She would visit them to find out if they had a request. There would be something special on their meal tray.
    She loved her nieces, nephews & their children.
    Rest In Peace dear Joanie.
    Hugs & prayers my friend.
    David & Denise Miller

  2. My thoughts and prayer are with the family during this difficult time. Karen And I always had nice conversation when she came into the Insurance agency. She always updated me on Judy and Ron and what was going on with them and their family. I will miss Karen. Sincerely Mary Kandlstorfer

  3. I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to Joanie’s family on your loss. It is a comfort to know that she is with her Saviour. She was a good friend and I will miss her visits by telephone.

    Beth Hood

  4. I was so sorry to hear of my friend Karen’s passing . She was so faithful in calling me. I will certainly miss hearing her voice and being able to chat for awhile, I first met Karen at Berean Baptist Church .
    My prayers are with you.

  5. May God’s peace be real to you as you grieve the unexpected loss of Karen – her smile, joyful conversation and gentle disposition during the many years of our interactions at Berean Baptist Church were a great encouragement to me.

    • To Karen’s family …I amso sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen for 15 years. She was always nice to me. Taught me to crochet and work in plastic canvas. She taught me a lot of crafts, among them how to make boxes out of christmas cards. She loved her family and church. She will be missed. May she rest in heaven.

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