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Karen L. (Sullivan) Schackow

December 30, 1960 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 58)

Karen L. Schackow, 58, of Findlay, Ohio, formerly of Defiance, passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 1, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. 
She was born on December 30, 1960 to Albert and Florence (Reed) Sullivan in Wilmington, Delaware. Karen worked at Campbell Soup Company for over 26 years. Karen loved her cats very much, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, crocheting, and watching old movies. She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed spending time with them.   
Karen will be sadly missed by her sisters; Patty Wright of Sherwood, Barbara Sullivan and Lisa Lotz, both of Ada, Ohio, brothers; Albert Sullivan of Rawson, Ohio,  Richard (Tabitha) Sullivan of Defiance, and Jeff Washington of Lima, OH, and many nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her significant other, William Sworden, and sister, Helen Orpeza.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Deacon Jeff Mayer officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery.
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