Karen Vossler

Obituary of Karen Vossler

Karen Ann "Sparkie" Vossler December 14th, 1950-July 21st, 2009 Teacher, Healer, Artist, Excellent Cook, Christian, Rebel and A Maverick... Karen battled numerous physical issues for several years and "fought the fight" providing great inspiration for those of us that knew her. She died peacefully at the age of 58 in the Cardinal Hill Specialty Care section of the St. Luke East Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Karen is survived by her father, John A. Vossler, her sister, Susan J. Vossler, her special friend, Bruce Hartmann, her puppies, Lullah and Joey, and many loving cousins and friends. Karen was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to John and the late Betiejean Vossler and grew up in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. She received a BS in Biology from the NY State College in New Paltz, NY. After graduation she moved to Buffalo, NY where she was employed by the FDA as an inspector. She then moved to Cincinnati, OH to work as a training officer for the FDA and traveled all over the United States providing courses for state and local officials. After twelve years with the FDA, Karen then went to school to become a licensed massage therapist and had her own business for twenty-five years in Covington, KY. Karen will be truly missed by her friends and family and will be most remembered for her being "a head of her time", for her intense creativity, for her fellowship, for her love of animals, for her scrumptious dinners, and for passionately living her life to the fullest. Donations can be made on behalf of Karen in lieu of flowers to an animal rescue organization: www.aplacetobark.com Final arrangements were provided by Don Catchen & Son Tuesday, August 4th, 2009. Karen slipped away from us on July 21st, 2009. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, August 22nd from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Colonial Heights, 6900 Hopeful Road, Florence, KY in the multipurpose room. This is the "independent living" building where Dad lives. Casual attire is OK. A private ceremony will take place in Maine in Autumn. For more information, please contact me, Susan Vossler, at suevossler@juno.com or 859-431-4876 (home phone). Also, Karen is acknowledged on the Don Catchen & Son website: www.CATCHEN.com Directions: (This is the way I go which is different from the Map Quest version) From Covington, take 275 West to South I75 towards Louisville/Lexington…from Cincinnati, just take I75 South Pass the Burlington Pike/Florence Exit (this is usually the exit people take to go to the Florence Mall) Take the next exit on your right which is the Mall Road Exit At the end of the ramp make a right onto Mall Road and get into the left lane You will pass on Olive Garden and Fifth Third Bank on your right…on your left you will see a Hollywood store When you come to the second left hand turn, turn left onto Cayton Road (an entrance to the Florence Mall will be to the right) Follow Cayton Road straight (a Kroger will be on your right) and then bear right behind the Kroger and Old Navy After the bend take the second left hand turn (the first one goes into an empty lot) into the Colonial Heights and Gardens Straight ahead is Colonial Gardens, the assisted living building….here turn right Follow the road around "back" and pass the entrance to Colonial Gardens....keep going until you are almost past the second building....this is Colonial Heights...after the main entrance which you will not see at first but when you do, you DO! and you can then park When you enter the lobby, you should stop by the reception desk to sign in and then you make a right down the corridor and the multipurpose room is a few doors down on the left When I get my act together, I will also provide non-highway directions for those folks myself who like to avoid the interstates. Susan (Karen’s Sister)
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