Karen S. Evans, age 62 of Defiance, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday morning, May 1, 2023 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on July 31, 1960 to the late Mary (Graziani) and Donald Humes Sr. in Steubenville, Ohio. On October 20, 2004 she married Charles "Todd" Evans who survives. Karen was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She earned her Associate's Degree and worked as a Realtor for Yoder Realty, Wells Bowen Realty, and Howard Hanna Realty. Karen was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and she loved Harley rides with Todd. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother and cherished her time spent with her family.
Karen will be sadly missed by her loving husband of eighteen years, Todd Evans of Defiance, two daughters, Jennifer (Kenneth) Ratliff and Gina (Mark) Watkins, all of Chillicothe, OH, her son, Chad (Crystal) Henry of Bryan, OH, stepdaughter Michelle Evans of Toledo, and her stepson Eric Evans of Ocala, FL. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Alex Henry, Kayla Henry, Cody Watkins, Christian Passerini, Rylie Passerini, Makenzie (Nathan) Aschliman, Courtnee (Edgar) Cortez, Luke Mossburg, and Gabriella Mossburg, three great-grandchildren, Ivy and Olive Aschliman and Lilyanna Cortez, and her brother, Don (Rita) Humes, Jr. of Defiance, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Gary Humes.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 am on Friday, May 5, 2023 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Jason D'Souza officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Area Hospice Center.