Karen A. Harn

MASSILLON – Karen Ann Harn, 69, of Massillon, passed away Monday evening, March 10, 2014.

Born Dec. 14, 1944, in Massillon, the daughter of the late Eugene E. and Annabelle M. Vesey Harn, Karen graduated from Perry High School with the class of 1962, and received her undergraduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

She was the first summer intern hired by the former Evening Independent prior to accepting a position on the staff of The Goodrich, the in-house newspaper of the former B.F. Goodrich Co.

She remained with Goodrich until succeeding each of her parents as the owner and president of Harn Vault Service. Karen also had served as a past president of the National Concrete Burial Vault Association, as a founder and secretary-treasurer of Doric Products Inc., and as secretary-treasurer of the Doric Vault Manufacturer’s Association.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church of Massillon, and in her leisure time enjoyed reading, writing, clothes shopping and the company of her loyal companions, Thurber and Woodsie.

Predeceased by her parents and cousins, Maryann Rosenberger VanOss and Ronald L. Huff, Karen is survived by her cousin, Robert W. (Modean) Huff of Cortland. She is also survived by the dear and treasured friends who were her “work family,” the staff of Harn Vault Service.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon. The Rev. Larry Lalama will officiate, and burial will follow in Massillon Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, one hour prior to the services.

Memorial contributions have been suggested in support of the ministry of Central Presbyterian Church, to Massillon Public Library or The Humane Society of Stark County.

To share a memory and sign the on-line guestbook, visit www.atkinsonfeucht.com

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