Karen I. Ordway, age 73 of Defiance, passed away on Monday morning, May 4, 2020 at Mercy Defiance Hospital.
She was born on September 5, 1946 to the late Elmer and Betty (Brownell) Bechtol in Adrian, Michigan. She married Robert Seibold and they later divorced. On September 18, 1992 she married Leo E. Ordway, who preceded her in death on September 23, 2001.
Karen was a member of Defiance Eagles #372. She worked at General Motors for several years until her retirement in 2001. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Karen will be sadly missed by her daughter, Denese (Jeff) Hoffer of Hamler, OH, and her two sons, Norman (Bobby) Seibold and Shane Seibold, all of Defiance. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Nathan (Jessie) Hoffer, David (Julie) Hoffer, Desiree Carver, and Erika Limpah, her three great-grandchildren; Vera, Leo, and Elijah, and her sister, Susan (Jeff) Craft of Defiance.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo E. Ordway, and four brothers, Roger Bechtol, Chuck Bechtol, Jerry Bechtol, and Rodney Bechtol.
There will be no visitation or services. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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