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Karen Lou Terry Stephens, 75, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Hospice of Dayton.
Karen was born March 12, 1942, in Grayson.
Karen was preceded in death by her son, Mark Stephens; her parents, John Russell and Lulu Belle Nipp Terry; her grandparents, Arche and Betty Everman Nipp; and a nephew, David Clay Criswell.
She graduated from Prichard High School and received her Registered Nursing Degree from Sinclair Community College while raising three children. Karen married Nick Stephens on Sept 28, 56 years ago.
She worked as an RN for over 25 years at Grandview and Southview Hospitals in the neonatal unit and never lost a baby in all those years. Karen enjoyed listening to gospel music, cooking for family, sewing quilts and collecting Santa Claus figures.
Karen is survived by her husband, Nick; two children, Terri Lanese and Lisa (Robert) Stephens; five grandchildren, Seth, Samantha, Nick, Stephen and Joe, all of Dayton, Ohio; one great-grandchild, Calliope; a brother, Ernie Terry; two sisters, Nancy Terry and Zane (Randy) Criswell, both of Grayson; and other family and friends.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at Grayson Memorial Burial Park with Pastor Musial Pearson officiating. Condolences may be sent to malonefuneralhome.com.
Published on  April 5, 2017
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