Karen Smith

Obituary of Karen Smith

Karen Sue Smith (nee Beane), 74, of Lorain, died Friday, September 3, 2021 at her home.

She was born July 7, 1947 and had been a lifelong Lorain resident.

She enjoyed playing pool, crocheting, sewing, reading, embroidery and arts and crafts. She had strong Catholic faith. She loved her family very much, especially her loyal companion Molly.

She is survived by children, Paul (Amy) Tansey of John's Island, SC, Jack (Tammy) Tansey of Berlin Heights, OH, Christopher (Linzy) Tansey of Wilmington, NC, and Jennifer (Matthew) Skaggs of North Canton, OH; cousins, Eva Cox of Westlake, and Mary Ellen Bailey of Lorain; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert "Jack" Beane and Frances (nee Rilko) Beane Siwierka; sister, Claudia Stiles; cousin, Robert Rupp; first husband, Michael F. Tansey and second husband, Richard Smith.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home. The Reverend Mel Sayler will officiate.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Animal Protective League at apl-shelter.org.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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