Karen Kay Ash, 43, of Perrysburg, OH died Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Tiffin, Oh on October 27, 1967 to Kenneth and Laura (Griffin) Brown. She graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1986 and continued her education at Heidelberg College where in 1990 received her degree in elementary education. Karen married her high school sweetheart, Mark Ash, in Bloomville, OH on August 12, 1989. For the past 20 years Karen has taught at Frank Elementary School in Perrysburg.
Karen is survived by her husband, Mark; son, Brandon and daughter, Emily; parents, Ken and Laura Brown of Bloomville, OH, brothers, Ron (Stephanie) Brown of Upper Sandusky, Jeff (Marjorie) Brown of Castle Rock, CO, Jim (Jennifer) Brown of Upper Sandusky, OH, and Kenny Brown of Tiffin, Oh; sisters, Marjorie (Craig) Allarding of Rockledge, Fl and Kim (Rick) Long of Bloomville, OH; many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 – 8 P.M. on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E.S. Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133). Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M., on Friday, September 2, 2011, in Grace United Methodist Church, 601 East Boundary St. in Perrysburg. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or to the Toledo Hospital Foundation (Oncology), 2042 N. Cove Blvd., Toledo, OH 43606. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.witzlershankfuneralhome.com.