Karen Ann Martin
Karen Ann Martin, age 76 of Rock Creek, Ohio died peacefully from cancer on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Country Club Retirement Center in Ashtabula surrounded by her children.
A longtime resident of Rock Creek, she was born July 6, 1943 in Cleveland, the daughter of Thomas McCabe & Violet (Balogh) Gasper. Karen was a homemaker most of her life.
Karen was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Creek and she enjoyed crocheting and doing ceramics.
She is survived by her children, Darrin (Laurie) Martin of East Tawakoni, TX & Dona (Jon) Norris of Jefferson and four grandchildren which were the light of her life. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McCabe.
Private services and burial will be in Morgan Union Cemetery's Catholic section.
The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson is handling services and is privileged to serve the Karen Martin family. Express condolences, view obituary or light a candle at fleming-billman.com.
Published on August 23, 2019

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Kathy Hornung
Aug 31, 2019
Dear Darrin and Donna,
I close my eyes and I can see and hear your mom talking about you. She was always so proud of both of you. I remember long ago when she took me on the ferriswheel ride at the Grand Valley Fall Festival. I was very young and scared, but she kept me calm thru the ride. I have many fond memories of Karen, as she was one of my sister's, (Madeline Hall) best friends. It has been over one year since Madeline's passing. They are together again. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Love,
Kathy Hornung