Karen Lou (Cash) CordellNovember 4, 1948 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 68)
Karen L. Cordell (Cash) passed away peacefully in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, May 15, 2017. Karen was born in Columbus on November 4, 1948. A lifelong resident of Columbus, she was a graduate of West High School and Ohio State School of Cosmetology, and former business owner in the community.
Karen loved the art of cosmetology and practiced it early in her career. Karen also had a passion for dance. She was the proud owner of Columbus Dance Expressions dance studio until retiring from the business in 1991. Karen loved her dance students and all the families in the dance community.
Karen possessed one of the kindest, gentlest souls. She loved everyone she met and she truly wanted to help each person she could. Karen was a loving and dedicated grandmother to her five grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her husband, John Cordell; two children, Kimberly Fansler (Kurt) and Tony Cordell (Beth); grandchildren Ryan, Anthony, Drew, Taylor and Dylan; her brothers Dave Cash (Linda), Carl Cash (Beth), Dan Cash (Debbie); sisters-in-law Lynn Cash, Sharon Jean Cash; and brother-in-law, Robert Berger; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Dorothy Cash; her brothers Charles Cash, Robert Cash (Brenda), Richard Cash, Harley Cash (Wanda); and sisters Marybeth Berger & Sharon Henry (Jim).
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, May 19th at 4:00pm at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 133 West South St. Lithopolis, Ohio 43136. Following the service, all are welcome to attend a reception at Kimberly's home to celebrate Karen's life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please send donations to the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center at the Ohio State University. Karen greatly admired the work of the Spielman Center and their dedication in her daughter's cancer survivorship.
Arrangements completed at Jerry Spears Funeral Home with Crematory, 2693 West Broad St, Columbus, Ohio.