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Karen Joyce Andrews

Lima, Ohio

October 15, 1947 - June 9, 2024

Karen Joyce Andrews Obituary

**Karen Joyce Andrews Obituary**

Karen Joyce Andrews, 76, of Lima, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 8:35

AM, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center. Born on October 15, 1947, in Lima, she was the

beloved daughter of George and Erma (Hibner) Snurr, who have both preceded her in death.

On May 17, 1986, Karen married the love of her life, Crusie Andrews, who survives her in Lima.

Crusie was not only her devoted husband but also her steadfast supporter and true love.

Karen's professional life was marked by her dedication to nursing. A proud graduate of Lima

Senior High School, where she was inducted into its Hall of Fame. She furthered her education at Lima Technical College and Bluffton College, earning her RN in 1973 and BSN in 1980. Due to outstanding service and efforts in support of the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, she was selected by the “Life Connection” of northwest of Ohio to receive their 1989 nursing award for her educational achievements and efforts as a resource person in the organ donor process. She was also honored by being inducted into the now Bluffton University Hall of Fame. Karen served her community with distinction as a RN, BSN, and CCRN, at one point managing three units: Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and NeuroIntensive Care. She eventually became a respected nursing instructor before retiring; teaching at Rhode’s State College, UNOH, and Ohio Hi-Point. However, once a nurse always a nurse.

Karen was a woman of many passions and interests. An ardent fan of the OSU Buckeyes, she

meticulously decorated for game days. She cherished family vacations at the beach, camping

trips, and enthusiastically supported her grandchildren in their various activities. She loved shopping and had a great sense of style. Karen would always wear something trendy, colorful, or with some Bling, as she would call it. Many times, she would bedazzle her clothes with rhinestones to add her touch in a tasteful way. She was a wonderful gardener and loved filling her garden with beautiful flowers on Fenway Drive where she lived for 46 years.

Karen’s favorite holiday was Christmas and being with family. She even had a Christmas room in her basement to store the many decorations she would meticulously put out each year, winning 1st place for neighborhood decorating. This past Christmas she dedicated her outdoor decorations to one of her best friend’s granddaughter, Scarlet, who is 9 years old and has been suffering from various medical issues for many years.

Karen enjoyed going to breakfast with her husband and friends at Bob Evans every morning. When visiting her daughter in Sunbury, OH, Crusie and Karen loved the people and food at the Sunbury Grill. Most recently she was an admirer of Caitlin Clark and the Indianapolis Fever WNBA team. Politically, Karen was a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and believed in his presidency.

Karen is survived by her loving children: Jackie (Rick Lyle) O’Kief of Lima, Mike (Jennifer

McDermott) of Lima, Cory (Lisa) Cales of Lima, Christopher (Sheree) Cales of North Carolina,

and Jenna (Joey) St. John of Sunbury, Ohio. She also leaves behind 22 grandchildren and 10

great-grandchildren, who were a source of immense pride and joy. Preceding her in death were

her son, Matthew Cales; her brother, Tom Snurr; and her sisters, Gloria Golden, Sandy Snurr,

and Patricia Orick.

Friends are welcome to pay their respects at Hanneman-Siferd Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable

Rd, Lima, Ohio 45805, on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A service to

celebrate Karen's life will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11AM at Hanneman-Siferd Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Randy Davis of The Bridge Church. Interment will follow immediately after the service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Hwy.

In lieu of flowers, Karen would have wanted donations to be made to her friend, Scarlet Rettig. The donations will help support the family with medical expenses, travel, food, and hotels related to her medical care. Please visit the Facebook page, Stand Tall for Scarlet, for more information about this brave girl. Please donate via Venmo @standtallforscarlet.

To express condolences online or to purchase floral or other tributes, please visit

www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com. Hanneman-Siferd Funeral Home is honored to serve the

Andrews Family.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Karen Joyce Andrews hosted by Hanneman Family Funeral Homes & Crematory.

**Karen Joyce Andrews Obituary**

Karen Joyce Andrews, 76, of Lima, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 8:35

AM, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center. Born on October 15, 1947, in Lima, she was the

beloved daughter of George and Erma (Hibner) Snurr, who have both preceded her in death.

On May 17, 1986, Karen married the love of her life, Crusie Andrews, who survives her in Lima.

Crusie was not only her devoted husband but also her steadfast supporter and true love.

Karen's professional life was marked by her dedication to nursing. A proud graduate of Lima

Senior High School, where she was inducted into its Hall of Fame. She furthered her education at Lima Technical College and Bluffton College, earning her RN in 1973 and BSN in 1980. Due to outstanding service and efforts in support of the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, she was selected by the “Life Connection” of northwest of Ohio to receive their 1989 nursing award for her educational achievements and efforts as a resource person in the organ donor process. She was also honored by being inducted into the now Bluffton University Hall of Fame. Karen served her community with distinction as a RN, BSN, and CCRN, at one point managing three units: Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and NeuroIntensive Care. She eventually became a respected nursing instructor before retiring; teaching at Rhode’s State College, UNOH, and Ohio Hi-Point. However, once a nurse always a nurse.

Karen was a woman of many passions and interests. An ardent fan of the OSU Buckeyes, she

meticulously decorated for game days. She cherished family vacations at the beach, camping

trips, and enthusiastically supported her grandchildren in their various activities. She loved shopping and had a great sense of style. Karen would always wear something trendy, colorful, or with some Bling, as she would call it. Many times, she would bedazzle her clothes with rhinestones to add her touch in a tasteful way. She was a wonderful gardener and loved filling her garden with beautiful flowers on Fenway Drive where she lived for 46 years.

Karen’s favorite holiday was Christmas and being with family. She even had a Christmas room in her basement to store the many decorations she would meticulously put out each year, winning 1st place for neighborhood decorating. This past Christmas she dedicated her outdoor decorations to one of her best friend’s granddaughter, Scarlet, who is 9 years old and has been suffering from various medical issues for many years.

Karen enjoyed going to breakfast with her husband and friends at Bob Evans every morning. When visiting her daughter in Sunbury, OH, Crusie and Karen loved the people and food at the Sunbury Grill. Most recently she was an admirer of Caitlin Clark and the Indianapolis Fever WNBA team. Politically, Karen was a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and believed in his presidency.

Karen is survived by her loving children: Jackie (Rick Lyle) O’Kief of Lima, Mike (Jennifer

McDermott) of Lima, Cory (Lisa) Cales of Lima, Christopher (Sheree) Cales of North Carolina,

and Jenna (Joey) St. John of Sunbury, Ohio. She also leaves behind 22 grandchildren and 10

great-grandchildren, who were a source of immense pride and joy. Preceding her in death were

her son, Matthew Cales; her brother, Tom Snurr; and her sisters, Gloria Golden, Sandy Snurr,

and Patricia Orick.

Friends are welcome to pay their respects at Hanneman-Siferd Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable

Rd, Lima, Ohio 45805, on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A service to

celebrate Karen's life will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11AM at Hanneman-Siferd Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Randy Davis of The Bridge Church. Interment will follow immediately after the service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Hwy.

In lieu of flowers, Karen would have wanted donations to be made to her friend, Scarlet Rettig. The donations will help support the family with medical expenses, travel, food, and hotels related to her medical care. Please visit the Facebook page, Stand Tall for Scarlet, for more information about this brave girl. Please donate via Venmo @standtallforscarlet.

To express condolences online or to purchase floral or other tributes, please visit

www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com. Hanneman-Siferd Funeral Home is honored to serve the

Andrews Family.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Karen Joyce Andrews hosted by Hanneman Family Funeral Homes & Crematory.

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