Karen Sue Yosick

November 12, 1946 - May 29, 2019
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Karen Sue Yosick, 72, of Dover, passed away peacefully in New Dawn Retirement Community on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Born in Dover on November 12, 1946, she was the daughter of the late David and Lela (Cook) Palmer. After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1965, she began her professional career with Gen…

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Karen Sue Yosick, 72, of Dover, passed away peacefully in New Dawn Retirement Community on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Born in Dover on November 12, 1946, she was the daughter of the late David and Lela (Cook) Palmer. After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1965, she began her professional career with General Electric in Dover.

On February 25, 1967, Karen married her best friend and the love of her life, Thomas J. “Tom” Yosick. Together, they lived a life of adventure, significance, and love. After marrying, the couple moved to Lansing, Michigan, where she was employed by Outboard Marine Corporation. Tom’s career relocated them to Seattle, Washington, where Karen immensely loved being the school secretary at Redmond Elementary.

Ultimately, they returned to Tuscarawas County and Karen finished her professional career as the assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors with the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital from 1988 to 2012. Karen’s exceptional organizational skills along with her calm, professional, and genuine personality served the community and hospital well.

Most importantly, Karen was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She and her family spent many evenings in the backyard star-gazing while listening to Pink Floyd and The Moody Blues. She was also an excellent cook and baker, often known for baking muffins or taking a batch of soup to the maintenance crew and neighbors in her condo community.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Tom; her son, Tom (Jean) Yosick of Madison, Wisconsin; her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Gee Yosick of Portland, Oregon; her grandchildren, Zachary and Sydney Yosick of Madison, Wisconsin, and Kamlyn Yosick of Portland, Oregon; her sister, Sharen (David) Siefert of Pensacola, Florida; nieces and nephew, Jill, Katie, and Joe (Megan) Siefert; and numerous in-laws, close family, and dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in passing by her dear son, David A. Yosick, in 2003.

The community is invited to join the Yosick family on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover to share stories and offer love and condolences to Karen’s family. Family friend and pastor, Jim Borton, will officiate a service celebrating Karen’s life in the funeral home beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions in Karen’s memory may be directed to either Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, 659 Boulevard St., Dover, OH 44622, or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital

659 Boulevard St.
Dover, Ohio 44622

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Born: November 12, 1946
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Jim and Bersy Pringle posted on 6/21/19

What a great lady. Karen and Tom looked after their neighbors, Jim and Joann Pringle. It was comforting to have extra eyes to support them. Karen was an outstanding administrative support person at Union Hospital. In addition to everything else she did, she vowed to get the Board digitized before she retired and she made sure she did just that. What a good friend and neighbor.


Dilys Krueger posted on 6/17/19

Karen and I became friends during the 11 years I worked at Union Hospital. Karen had a big heart and cared about people. She and Tom took me in when the weather was too bad for me to make the 30 mile trip home. I enjoyed our lunches and visits after we both retired and will miss her. Tom you were the love of her life and you have our deepest sympathy. Dieter and Dilys Krueger.


Sherri Guagliardi posted on 6/17/19

We are so sorry Tom, Sharen, and family and know that you will miss Karen so much -she’ll be missed by so many also She was an amazing person-dearly loved and so much compassion for others. Her faith was so strong and we know she is experiencing a grand reunion in Heaven. We are praying for peace and comfort for all of you. We feel so blessed to have known her -she was so special to her cousin George, Virginia and all of us. Love Gary, Sherri, Joey, Julia, and Virginia


Anne Wurz posted on 6/6/19

Thoughtful and caring friends are few and far between and Karen was the best! I will miss her deeply. My heart and prayers go out to Tom and her family.


Tom & Judy Farbizo posted on 6/4/19

Deepest sympathy to Tom & the family. Karen was so valuable to the class of 1965. She was always organized & gave so much of herself to all of us. Heaven has gained an angel. She will be missed by so many.


Chris, Gayle and Michael Campo posted on 6/2/19

Aunt Karen's kindness and compassion to others was so evident! She was truly a positive and generous soul and her memory will always bring a smile.She was a class act till the end. Gods speed Aunt Karen.


Rhonda Karl posted on 6/2/19

I remember Karen when she was working at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. She always had a smile on her face. So sorry for your loss.


Thomas and Brenda (Neff) Vaughan posted on 6/2/19

Rest in peace, Aunt Karen. We loved you immensely for being yourself. You helped people all the time, and were not only our Aunt, but also a close friend. We pray that Uncle Tom, your family and friends will be blessed with peace in knowing you are in a better place. God Bless, Love, Brenda and Tom Vaughan.


Jill Jackson McQuerrey posted on 6/2/19

My sincere sympathy to Karen's family.


Pam Bartlett posted on 6/2/19

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.


Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 6/1/19

Remembering the great times we had in high school and all the laughs we shared working on several class reunions together. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Linda Stalnaker posted on 6/1/19

So sorry to hear of Karen passing. Will keep you in prayer. Karen was such a help and encouragement to me when she worked at Union Hospital. I have missed her since she retired.


Glenn Gordon posted on 6/1/19

Tom an family: Please accept our Sympathy in your loss of Karen take care in knowing your in the thoughts of many Peace and Blessings: Von, Shirley an Glenn Gordon


Debra Frye posted on 6/1/19

I met Karen once a few years ago in Pensacola when she was visiting her dear sister Sharen. I remember thinking that as my friend's sister, she must be special. After reading this lovely description of Karen's life I now know that this is so. My sincere condolences to family and friends.


Toni Ferritto posted on 6/1/19

Such an amazing lady. Always a smile and kind word whenever you saw her. Blessings for the Yosick family at this difficult time.


Dick & Pat Bible posted on 6/1/19

Tom, Pat and I want to express our sorrow for your loss of Karen. What a wonderful person and friend she was to us. She was one of a kind always willing to help others. We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time.


Tom Simmelink posted on 6/1/19

Tom: so sorry for your loss.


Carol Porter (Bucher) posted on 6/1/19

My deepest sympathy to Karen's family. Known Karen and Sharon since grade school and all through hight school. Lived in the Grandview Ave neighborhood. Great memories. Karen was a wonderful friend. You will be deeply missed. RIP dear friend.


Carol Ringwald posted on 5/31/19

Peace and love to my cousin Tom and his family during this difficult time. She is at peace now with Out Lord.


Lucy Ricklic posted on 5/31/19

Karen has been an inspiration to so many. I have always admired her skills at being a good friend, a great organizer, generous with her time and always willing to share her recipes. She was so proud of her marriage and her family. I will miss her very much.


Bev Brown posted on 5/31/19

I am so sorry for the loss of dear Karen. May God bless and comfort Karen's family and friends.


Joada Hiatt posted on 5/31/19

My cousin Karen was a very special person. When I couldn't be in Dover, she cared for my brother Joe as if he were her own brother. She was always positive, cheerful, and loving even when life wasn't kind to her. Knowing her enriched our lives. We send our love and prayers to Tom, the children, Sharen, and her family. Alan & Joada Hiatt


Toni Kaltenbaugh posted on 5/31/19

Ive known Karen since I was in 8th grade. She and Sharen were in 7th. They would come to my parents home in Roswell for danxes. We had so much fun. The heavens are rejoicing as those who love her cry. What a special lady. Condolences to all her loved ones.


Joshua Smith posted on 5/31/19

What a sweet sweet lady! Always so kind! She will be missed!


Bob And Becky Craig posted on 5/31/19

Karen was always looking for ways to lift you up and lend a helping hand. We admired her inner strength during challenging times of loss and diminished health. Her light will forever shine in our hearts. Deepest sympathy to Tom and the entire family.


Sue crowell posted on 5/31/19

She was an amazing person! Always enjoyed talking to her. She will be greatly missed!


Linda Dusini Dessecker posted on 5/31/19

Prayers to Tom, Sharon and families. We grew up next door to each other and always reminisced about the "good ole days" when we ran into each other. RIP dear childhood friend..


Barb (Mushrush)Abel posted on 5/31/19

Tom and family:: Karen was a wonderful person. She will be sadly missed.