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Karen Cole

April 09, 2022

Karen Cole

Karen Cole, age 58, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at her residence unexpectedly.

She was born April 27, 1963, in Lorain to her parents, John and Margaret Reddy. She was a 1981 graduate of Admiral King High School and a 1984 graduate of Lorain County Community College. She enjoyed raising her family and worked as a shift supervisor at McDonald's, an administrative assistant at Norwalk Memorial Home, and presently a medical assistant for Fisher-Titus Medical Center doctor offices. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and also enjoyed attending The Chapel. She was a generous and loving person, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed her ballroom dancing with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Archie Cole II of Norwalk; children, Jessica (Alan) Filer of Mead, CO, and Denny Cole III of Vermilion; grandchildren, Teia Filer and William Filer; father, John A. Reddy; siblings, Ronald (Maureen) Reddy of Birmingham, MI, Rona (Michael) Vagrosky of Lorain, David (Ashlee) Reddy of Lorain and John (Bev Brake) Reddy of Brunswick; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret (Derickson) Reddy in 2015.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Monday, April 18, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A luncheon will follow in the gathering space.

Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Cole, age 58, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at her residence unexpectedly.

She was born April 27, 1963, in Lorain to her parents, John and Margaret Reddy. She was a 1981 graduate of Admiral King High School and a 1984 graduate of Lorain County Community College. She enjoyed raising her family and worked as a shift supervisor at McDonald's, an administrative assistant at Norwalk Memorial Home, and presently a medical assistant for Fisher-Titus Medical Center doctor offices. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and also enjoyed attending The Chapel. She was a generous and loving person, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed her ballroom dancing with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Archie Cole II of Norwalk; children, Jessica (Alan) Filer of Mead, CO, and Denny Cole III of Vermilion; grandchildren, Teia Filer and William Filer; father, John A. Reddy; siblings, Ronald (Maureen) Reddy of Birmingham, MI, Rona (Michael) Vagrosky of Lorain, David (Ashlee) Reddy of Lorain and John (Bev Brake) Reddy of Brunswick; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret (Derickson) Reddy in 2015.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Monday, April 18, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A luncheon will follow in the gathering space.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest For Hunger, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110, or National Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 676910, Dallas, TX 75267-6910.

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Karen Cole, age 58, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at her residence unexpectedly.

She was born April 27, 1963, in Lorain to her parents, John and Margaret Reddy. She was a 1981 graduate of Admiral King High School and a 1984 graduate of Lorain County Community College. She enjoyed raising her family and worked as a shift supervisor at McDonald's, an administrative assistant at Norwalk Memorial Home, and presently a medical assistant for Fisher-Titus Medical Center doctor offices. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and also enjoyed attending The Chapel. She was a generous and loving person, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed her ballroom dancing with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Archie Cole II of Norwalk; children, Jessica (Alan) Filer of Mead, CO, and Denny Cole III of Vermilion; grandchildren, Teia Filer and William Filer; father, John A. Reddy; siblings, Ronald (Maureen) Reddy of Birmingham, MI, Rona (Michael) Vagrosky of Lorain, David (Ashlee) Reddy of Lorain and John (Bev Brake) Reddy of Brunswick; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret (Derickson) Reddy in 2015.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Monday, April 18, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A luncheon will follow in the gathering space.

Memorial contributions may be made to Karen Cole, age 58, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at her residence unexpectedly.

She was born April 27, 1963, in Lorain to her parents, John and Margaret Reddy. She was a 1981 graduate of Admiral King High School and a 1984 graduate of Lorain County Community College. She enjoyed raising her family and worked as a shift supervisor at McDonald's, an administrative assistant at Norwalk Memorial Home, and presently a medical assistant for Fisher-Titus Medical Center doctor offices. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and also enjoyed attending The Chapel. She was a generous and loving person, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed her ballroom dancing with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Archie Cole II of Norwalk; children, Jessica (Alan) Filer of Mead, CO, and Denny Cole III of Vermilion; grandchildren, Teia Filer and William Filer; father, John A. Reddy; siblings, Ronald (Maureen) Reddy of Birmingham, MI, Rona (Michael) Vagrosky of Lorain, David (Ashlee) Reddy of Lorain and John (Bev Brake) Reddy of Brunswick; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret (Derickson) Reddy in 2015.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Monday, April 18, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A luncheon will follow in the gathering space.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest For Hunger, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110, or National Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 676910, Dallas, TX 75267-6910.

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Carol Joned

Milan, OH, US
April 18, 2022

Did Archie & family I’m so sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful person. Your in our prayers! Love Carol & Bill Jones

Julie (Simon) Worthy

Lorain, OH, USA
April 16, 2022

Many prayers to the Reddy/Cole families.

Ann Bloodhart

Shiloh, OH
April 14, 2022

I am so saddened to hear of this news, Karen was such a lovely, and kind person, Archie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Pina and Steve Gillespie

Amherst, OH, United States
April 14, 2022

My deepest condolences. Karen was such an amazing woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Trena Rahrig

April 13, 2022

Karen was a beautiful person inside and out...so kind and loving and a heart of gold. We became friends when I worked for hospice and I would come to care for the residents at Norwalk memorial home. I could come to her with any question or concern and she always helped me. Praying for comfort for her family and friends. You will be missed Karen

John E. Schumm

Norwalk, OH, United States
April 12, 2022

Dear family: I shared many moments with Karen as I was a communion distributor at Fisher Titus and to the Mushetts. She was a lovely faith-filled person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. John E. Schumm

Marnie Ellis Crosby

Norwalk, OH, US
April 12, 2022

Oh no! Just saw this. What a tremendous loss for everyone. Sunniest, kindest person you'll ever know. Condolences to Archie and the kids. She loved you so.

Beth Weisenberger

Norwalk, OH, Usa
April 12, 2022

My sympathy Archie for you & your family..when I'd see Karen she was always a bright spot in my day

Dan Kantelas

Elyria, OH
April 12, 2022

Archie, My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Trish Tarr

Willard, OH, USA
April 11, 2022

Archie- I am so sorry to hear about Karens passing. Enjoyed working with her at FTMC. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Tina Johnson

Fayetteville, NC
April 11, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family

Debra Sandvick

Wakeman, OH, USA
April 11, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing! She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say! She will be missed by many! Prayers to you all

Donna Tursivio

Lorain, OH, US
April 11, 2022

Karen is a loving person, I am grateful for having known her and God will take her into his arms and watch over her

Missy Thompson Day

Norwalk, OH, USA
April 11, 2022

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, sending many prayers and hugs

Chris Wetzel

Lorain, OH, US
April 11, 2022

Will miss her very much. Growing up with her was a great memory to always have! Prayers are with the family.

Jane and Ray Borsick

Norwalk, OH, US
April 11, 2022

Karen was a wonderful person. We met when our kids were at the science fair at Oberlin many years ago. She will be missed.

Shirley jenkins

April 11, 2022

So sorry to hear of your loss I worked with Karen at McDonald's many years ago.may God be with you and your family

Tonya Fink

Gilbert, SC, USA
April 11, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of your loss! My heart is broken for you! Praying for peace & comfort beyond understanding. Love you