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Karen Delores Jean Ghrist Obituary


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“DEAR CRYSTAL, SORRY TO LEARN OF YOUR MOM'S PASSING. I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED EVER SO MUCH BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ALSO WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Deb White - toronto, OH

“Paula,,,,sorry to hear of your Moms passing... our prayers and thoughts are with u at this time of sorrow..Love Karen and Rusty ,,,, Janet and Joe ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: rusty and karen payne - toronto, OH

“Dear Mike and Nellie, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sister, Karen. You have certainly had your share of sorrow this year and I Hope that...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jo Ellen (Donaldson) Kelly - NC

“Paula, Were so sorry to hear about the loss of your MOM ,are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Dorothy & Melissa Goray - Toronto, OH

“Im sorry for your loss my thoughts and prays are with all of you. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: angie colvin - COLUMBUS, OH

“Crystal, I send my condolences to you and your family. May God Bless ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Aaron Henry - Brilliant, OH

“Donald and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a good person and will be sorely miss. God Bless your family. Shirley ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Shirley Miller - Brilliant, OH

“Andy and Tammy, So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Becky and Mike ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Becky Chevalier - Ormond Beach, FL

“I am sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jason Waggoner - Toronto, OH

“I am sorry for your loss, I am Wendy's Aunt Sis ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Plunkett - Hammondsville, OH


Karen Delores Jean Ghrist – age 52 – a homemaker of Toronto passed away Wednesday – December 16, 2009 at the Acuity Hospital of Steubenville. She was born August 25, 1957 in Steubenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Andrew and Bethel Smith Balogac. Karen's survivors are: Husband: Donald Sheldon Ghrist whom she married December 3, 1975 Sons: Thomas Andrew Ghrist and wife Julie of Toronto, Ohio Timothy Lloyd Ghrist of Toronto, Ohio Daughters: Paula Jean Ghrist of Toronto, Ohio Crystal Marie Ghrist of Steubenville, Ohio Brothers: John Balogac and wife Marsha of Florida Andrew Balogac and wife Tammy of Toronto, Ohio David Balogac and wife Terry of Texas Michael Balogac and wife Nellie of Toronto, Ohio Sister: Phyllis White and husband John of Empire, Ohio Grandchildren: Cody, Braden, Noah, Caleb and Dylan Friends and family will gather for visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday – December 19th at the Clarke Funeral Home – 302 Main St. – Toronto. 740-537-1234 or 800-588-1446. A service for Karen will be held 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Hanze officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the Leukemia Society – Central Ohio Chapter – 2225 City Gate Drive – Suite E – Columbus, OH 43219

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