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Dorothy L. Karson


Dorothy L. Karson, 92, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born February 21, 1926 in Canton, to the late James Whitmer and Mary Irene (Ulman) Murphy.

Dorothy retired as a registered nurse and was a member of Mt. Zwingli United Church of Christ.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jeffrey Karson, Patrick Karson, Gail Karson and Ann (Tyrus) Parker; grandchildren, Benjamin (Brigid) Karson, Rhea (Steve) Gaines, Tyrus (fiancee Pamela Dufala) Parker, Abbey (Adam) Mahoney, Wyatt Sanders, Sean Karson and Kelly Karson; great-grandchildren, Shayla, Del, Rowan, Gavin, Amber, Elliott, Isaac and Joslyn and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, James Robert Murphy and her sister, Jean Spencer.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday, January 18, 2019 at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the funeral home. Pastor Keith Hejnal will officiate and burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orville.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zwingli, 2172 S. Medina Line Rd., Wadsworth, OH 44281 or the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Dr., Akron, OH 44333.

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