SARASOTA, Fla. - Karen Meus Thompson, 71, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
She was born May 5, 1942, in Warren and moved to Sarasota in 1990.
She graduated from Warren G. Harding High in 1960. Always wanting to further her education, she graduated from Eckerd College in 1992 and followed with a master's degree in psychology in 1996 from Vermont College.
Karen M. Thompson
Writing was one of Karen's many talents and passions.
Karen spent most of her years being a dedicated wife and mother. Her greatest joy in life was the 55 years she spent with her husband, raising her three children and her four pets. Family was always her top priority.
Karen is survived by her husband, Billy; and her three children, Mickey (Jennifer) Thompson, Amy (Brad) Long and Halle (Guy) Cesta.
She was a beloved grandmother, known as "Kiki," to Taylor, Corey, Gabriella, Isabella, Guy Anthony, Harrison and Carson. Karen also leaves behind her dearly loved pets, China, Jack, Jill and Beebop.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Church of the Palms in Sarasota. Immediately following will be a celebration of Karen's life from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Field Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Sarasota, 2331 15th St., Sarasota, FL 34237, or visit www.HSSC.org.
Arrangements were handled by Toale Brothers Funeral Home & Crematory, Colonial Chapel in Sarasota.