Karen Jean Shawl, 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in Fremont, OH. Karen was born on November 9, 1940 to Staunton Ray and Lola Jean (Murdock) Harrison in Coshocton, OH. Karen married Ronald Shawl on August 5, 1961 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Fremont, OH and he survives. She was a 1958 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Karen was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fremont Ross Booster Club, and volunteered for many organizations throughout her life. She enjoyed tole painting, writing, camping, sports, artwork, and crafts. She loved travelling to Las Vegas and always enjoyed fashion and dressing up even if it was just running errands around town. Karen also enjoyed long conversations with friends and family.
Karen is survived by her husband; Ronald Shawl, children; Andrew Talmadge Shawl, Fremont, OH, Alec McGuiness (Christine) Shawl, Savanah, GA, grandchildren; Leah, Katherine and Ryan Shawl, brother; Staunton “Ray” (Dianne) Harrison, Pensacola, FL, and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son; Michael Kihlken Shawl.
Karen’s wishes were for all her friends to go somewhere “good to eat” and tell great Karen stories.
A private burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials can be made in her honor to St. John’s Lutheran Church.