Karen R. Guardiola, 73, of Fremont, OH passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Dekalb Health in Auburn, IN. She was born on October 8, 1944 in Radcliff, OH, the daughter of Wayne and Goldie (Gregory) Cooper. She was a 1962 graduate of Wilton North High School in Wilkesville, OH.
Karen married Sixto Guardiola on November 30, 1973 in Fremont and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2011. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Karen was a Homebase Teacher at WSOS Head Start for ten years. She worked at Great Scott Community Markets from 2000 until 2006 when she retired. Karen enjoyed quilting and working on puzzles.
Karen is survived by her step children, Patricia Guardiola, Margaret (Jose) Ramirez, Ramona Romo, all of Fremont, OH, Sixto (Sherri) Guardiola, LaGrange, OH and Patricia Garcia, Lubbock, TX; niece, Rebecca (Gene) Mullins, Auburn, IN; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sixto Guardiola; sisters, Doris Lowe and Gladys Morris; brother, Olen Cooper; step daughter, Charlene Barrientos.
Visitation: Friday, July 27, 2018, from Noon until 2:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
A Graveside Service will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials: St. Joseph Catholic Church; Heartland Hospice or Donor’s Choice.
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Becky Rodriguez Pena
Our condolences to Karen’s family. She was such a nice lady
So sorry to hear this. I remember her always smiling. Keep her
memories close and she will always be with you. May God Bless
each of you. Karen is enjoying life on the other side and is with
her husband and family. Rest in Heaven, Karen
Rebecca, i am so sorry you lost your life long
‘Sister’. I remember those summers spent in
that old log cabin on the hill. We had good times together. Karen was always so loving and happy.
I will think of her often. Thank you Becca for taking care of her all your life. My thoughts are with you. May Jehovah give you peace at this sad time.
Kris and Roxie morris
Karen was a wonderful person to be around. Always made us laugh. She will be greatly missed.
Jaime and Llolanda Gonzalez
She was a wonderful lady who did what she could for her family and friends she will be missed