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Karen L. Mitchell 1953-2019

POLO, Ill. — Karen L. Mitchell, 66, formerly of Newton Falls, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, Ill., after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 7, 1953, to the late Harry C. Smith and Frances M. Morsch Smith. Karen graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1971.

She worked as a CNA for Moffett Cancer Institute in Tampa, Fla., and retired from Fresh Market in Pembroke Pines, Fla., in 2018.

She is survived by daughter Veronica (Derek) Victor, County Wexford, Ireland; brother Ralph (Penny) Smith, Port Richey, Fla.; sister Anne (Joe) Kenney, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; brother Kevin (Beth) Smith, North Charleston, S.C.; four nephews, Matt Smith, Jaeson Smith, Ryan Kenney and Drew Smith; and one niece, Juli (PJ) Wilt.

Karen was preceded in death by brother Paul Smith.

There are no services.

The family requests to celebrate Karen’s life with donations in her name to Serenity Hospice and Home, 1658 S. IL Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061.

Arrangements completed by Polo Family Funeral Home.

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