Karen Brown

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August 7, 2010

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.


Friday, August 13, 2010 at 2 p.m.


Karen Jones Brown, age 48, of Westerville, OH. Born Oct. 23, 1961 and passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010 at home after the vacation of a lifetime. 1979 graduate of Northland High School and for the last 31 years was a hairdresser for many long-time clients who considered her their friend. She was a considerate, generous person who loved her children, her family and many friends and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Survived by her children, Ian, Corey and Dylan Brown; mother, June B. Jones; sisters, Linda (Jon) Gillespie, Lori (Qyn) Bedford and Kim (Adam) Thomas; former husband, Jeffrey A. Brown; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father
Willard Jones. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held Friday at 2 p.m., Joseph Bott, officiating. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Karen J. Brown Family Fund c/o any Huntington Bank.


Cathy Truax - Jun 22, 2011

Ian, Corey and Dylan & Family,
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. She had been my hairdresser for several years. However, I hadn’t been in the shop since just before her passing. My last perm had been given as a gift by my sister-in-law at Christmas and when I went to call today to schedule a haircut, I found out.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Know that I am sharing in your sorrow and lifting you up in prayer. May you feel God’s comfort and grace all around you.
As time passes the memories and good times will bring you comfort.
~Cathy Truax~

Alicia Heringhaus - Aug 12, 2010

Dear Ian,Corey,Dylan and all of the Jones family…I am Lora Montgomery’s sister who has been friends with Karen for 30 years. I have known her for almost as long. She did my hair for many years along with 12 or more from our family. I lost count! I cleaned your house for awhile as an exchange. Anyway, your mom loved you deeply and all she did, she did for you. She was such a good friend and hairdresser to so many and will be very much missed. My prayers are with you all…with love

Kim Van Keulen - Aug 11, 2010

I didn’t ever have the pleasure of meeting Karen-but felt as if I knew her. She was a wonderful lady. She has touched me in many ways. My deepest sympathies go out to her children, friends, and family. I will never forget you Karen-until we truly meet my dear friend.

Kim Van Keulen - Aug 11, 2010

I didn’t ever have the pleasure of meeting Karen-but felt as if I knew her. She was a wonderful lady. She has touched me in many ways. My deepest sympathies go out to her children, friends, and family. I will never forget you Karen-until we truly meet my dear friend.

Nancy Heimberger - Aug 11, 2010

Karen started doing my hair after my junior year in college, and has done it ever since for 25 years. When I looked in the mirror this morning, I thought “Karen made me feel beautiful every day!” She passed her beauty onto everyone of us! I am blessed to have known her and will miss her too. She is an angel.

candace - Aug 10, 2010

i hope that poem helps you through this time of sorrow she will be dearly missed by all that had the privilage of getting to know her

Candace - Aug 10, 2010

Shed no tears
That it became my time to go it was I fear
I beg of you for me me please shed no tear
I may be gone in body. but in spirit still here
If you keep me in heart & mind I’ll always be near
It’s a highway that one day we all must take
If we always keep our beliefs we he will never forsake
When called we must go it isn’t our decision to make
Heaven is a beautiful journey in which we will all partake
When you look up at the sky be sure to look with love
As I have joined all the angels in heaven above
I was taken to the thereafter on the wings of a dove
And the happiness up here fits your soul like a glove
When you start to miss me please shed not one tear
When in remembrance think of me I will always be near
I can never go that far away in you heart forever ill be here
When your time comes go with faith not with fear
Written by Candace Kelly Scott (couclagirl)
January 22, 2005
i am so sorry for your loss

Dave Hoy - Aug 10, 2010

Oh Karen, I’m heartbroken and I don’t know if I’ll get over this. I have to thank facebook for bring us back together after so many years. So thankful for the evening we spent catching up and getting to see you and Lori just a few weeks ago. I can still hear the excitement in your voice when you called to tell me about the new walking shoes you bought at Kohl’s so the two of us could start walking to help us both get in better shape! And thank you for introducing me to Wen. Even though it was just through Facebook, watching the post you two had back and forth were priceless! Watching you both during your vacation together made me almost feel like I was there with you too. Well now I will get to meet Wen but this isn’t the way it was supposed to be! I will do my best to help her get through this in anyway I can. I Promise! To all of your family and friends I have open arms and two shoulders to lean on. I am here for you as well! Karen, I Love You and Will Miss You FOREVER! Dave

Lynn Van Der Molen Metzger - Aug 10, 2010

I knew Karen for 27 years. I’ll miss her winning smile, her sense of humor, her contagious laughter, her hair-cutting and hair-perming and hair-coloring skills, her stories of her beloved children, her deep friendship, her love of Jesus, and so much more. I still cannot believe that she is no longer on this earth. Thank God that He provided His Son as an offering for eternal life. Heaven is Karen’s home now, and I know that she is now happy, healed, and whole. I know that I will see her again. My deepest sympathies to Ian, Corey, and Dylan. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of your mom’s friends if you need anything. So many people would be honored to help you during this difficult time.
Love, Lynn (Van Der Molen) Metzger and Katelyn Metzger

Judy Simpson - Aug 10, 2010

Our Friend Karen
Although God has chosen to take you into his arms at such a young age, You will surely be missed by the many people whose hearts you have touched with your beautiful smile. A smile that could light up the night with brightness. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her 3 children, the loves of her life, her family and also to Wendy, Dak, and Joe. We will miss you Karen, but you will never be forgotten.

Stephen Stern - Aug 10, 2010

Our deepest sympathies are with your family. Your mom cut our families hair for the entire 17 years we have lived here in central Ohio. Like I am sure many have said before. She was more than the person who cut our hair. She was family. She treated us like family. Our lives will never be the same.

Sharon Buccilla - Aug 10, 2010

Dear Kim and family…Toni and I were so sad to hear of your sister’s passomg and so suddenly. We feel the pain you are experiencing, but know the good memories will
keep her alive in your hearts forever. Your
family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Heughebart - Aug 10, 2010

Like so many, I just can’t believe that Karen is gone. June, I want you to know what a very special daughter you had. I loved her like my own daughters. Corey, Ian, and Dylan, I want you to know that your Mom loved you all so much and was very proud of you. I will miss sharing your lives through her. We shared the love of the Carolina beaches and I know that her heaven will be endless perfect days at the beach. I hope to join her someday on that beach and maybe she will cut my hair just one more time.

Christine (xmystgirlx) - Aug 10, 2010

To Karen’s Family, please accept my deepest condolences in your time of sorrow. Karen touched so many hearts along the way, mine being one of them. Just remember you all have a Special Guardian Angel now.

Christine (xmystgirlx) - Aug 10, 2010

To Karen’s Family, please accept my deepest condolences in your time of sorrow. Karen touched so many hearts along the way, mine being one of them. Just remember you all have a Special Guardian Angel now.

Debbie Antram - Aug 9, 2010

I met Karen on Facebook through friend’s of mine from Pogo. I wasn’t as fortunate to have known Karen as well as others but she was so uplifting, funny and what an amazing smile! My prayers go out to her children, family and her friends. She has touched so many lives. Looking at her vacation pictures from last week brings a smile to my face. She really did have the time of her life. Saying she will be missed is an understatement. Rest in peace darlin.
Time is too slow for those who wait
Too swift for those who fear
Too long for those who grieve
Too short for those who rejoice
But, for those who love –
Time is eternity.

Sandy Blais - Aug 9, 2010

I just wanted to send my very deepest sympathies to you all. Many years ago, Karen and I were roommates together in a house (or maybe two…) when we attended xenos. she did my hair for my wedding, and did my stepmom’s hair for many years. i used to joke that no one could do my hair better than karen, because only she knew how truly lazy i was about my hair! Anyway, we had recently re-met again through Facebook, and we had talked about getting together to catch up on our lives. We thought it was funny that we both had sons named Ian who were nearly the same age. She was indeed a special lady, as you well know.

Mary Reed - Aug 9, 2010

Karen has done mine and my daughter’s hair for many years..going on 18 for me and all of my daughters 13 years. Karen taught my daughter a phrase that we often had to repeat. I was not one to schedule in advance so I had to cut her bangs and Karen told her to always say…”NO, No, NO, Only Karen cuts my Hair” That phrase has stuck for 13 years. She was very special. Over the years she and I became friends. She would often fit me in at the end of her day and when she was with Hair Affair, we would go to Friendly’s for a quick bite to eat. I know she wondered if her move would hurt cause her to lose any clients, as everyone knows the motto…where Karen went, we would follow. SHe was so special that many people would drive from very far away just to have the chance to talk to her and see her smiling face. She was a very dedicated mother and loved her kids with all of her heart. The love she had for her family and friends will live on in many people. I know that I am a better person because I knew her. She will be greatly missed. Prayers, hugs and anything else that is needed is given to her family. With great saddness my heart goes out to all. I love you Karen and will miss you so very much.

Cindy Emke - Aug 9, 2010

Karen was a wonderful online friend that anyone could have. My deepest condolences are with all her family.
She will be missed forever.

Wendy (Peri) Malek - Aug 9, 2010

Dear Family of Karen….
I am so very sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest sympathies. Karen was loved by so many. I met her on POGO where she had soooo many friends. We all loved her for her sense of humor, her sincerity and above all, her compassion for other peoples feelings. Karen had a way of making people feel special and I loved her for that! I will truely miss her and wish nothing but the best for her children & of course, her best friend Wen 😉 God Bless….Wendy

Linda Haley (chooch621) - Aug 9, 2010

My heart is sadden at the loss of Karen. My prayers are with all the close friends and especially her family. Karen was such a wonderful friend to everyone. She will be missed so very much. Now she is with the angels and will be watching over us.

Mandy McCourt (Dak's daughter) - Aug 9, 2010

I’m still at a loss of words trying to understand why an angel was suddenly taken from us. I never personally met Karen, but with technology had the blessing of being her on-line friend. My prayers go out to her family and friends, especially Wen and Dak.

Mike n Nova - Aug 9, 2010

We Would like to extend our deepest condolences to Karens Family & Friends. We knew her from pogo, she was a part of our daily lives for several years. She was someone that we called Friend! Our prayers n thoughts are with all in this time of sorrow! I found this poem and I found it to be moving, hope everyone will feel the same.
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you’ve given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.

Kristy aka bandonbear - Aug 9, 2010

I met Karen on pogo also, she was a wonderful person inside..She never had bad words for anyone.I will miss her smiling and laughing as she kidded around with people..And to her family and friends prayers and comfort to all God bless you all

Paula Moulton - Aug 9, 2010

Karen was my hairdresser for 26 years, she became my friend, my spiritual leader, my mentor, my friend. I admired her immensely. There is a huge hole in my heart, a sadness deep within me, my heart and prayers go to her family that she loved so much. Ian, Corey and Dylan she was so proud of the individuals you have become, the choices you have made in your lives. Karen lived life to the fullest-Loved with all her heart I will miss her very much for a very long time.

Melissa and Madyson Lawrence - Aug 9, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was my hair dresser and friend for over 11 years. I always looked forward to see her smiling face and to hear the stories of how her children were. She was so proud of all three of her kids. I know that she will be missed by all that knew and loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

flowerpower62 - Aug 9, 2010

So sorry 4 your loss.Im a friend of Karen from pogo.Wish i could have had the privilege of meeting her in person but just from the times we have talked i never laughed or had so much fun.From the bottom of my heart i wish u my heartfelt condolences.

Charles Matthews {Dak>} - Aug 9, 2010

What can I say that hasn’t already been said about one of the most wonderful, caring ,and giving person I have ever met. Karen I am blessed to have known you! I spent 3 days with her while she was on vacation along with Wen, Dylan and Dylan’s friend French fry... I had the pleasure to hug her for real after years of cyber hugs. Not seeing her online will take time for all her online friends which she had many. She always had a smile for those close to her and seeing her last week in Myrtle Beach the smile was big, her eyes bright with joy having her closest friend spending time with her. To say she will be missed is an understatement! I love you Karen and will remember the time I spent with you for the rest of my life! I have only met Dylan but she always spoke with pride about her family which she loved so much. Dylan I pray you and the family accept what has happened with the thought that she is sitting back in a chair on the beach getting that tan . She will be missed by many friends but only one will carry her with her for the rest of her life and to her even though she wasn’t family she was her sister, Wen may God help you along with the family rejoice her passing as she is in Gods hands.

Wendy Leigh (alwen2208) - Aug 9, 2010

My sincere condolences to Karen’s family and friends during this time of sadness. May God and his angels comfort you all at this time.
Karen was one of those people, whom by their presence, add a sparkle, a laugh and a gentle warmth of encouragement and strength. A truly loved and loving sou who touched many lives.
Thank you Karen for your over-the-distance, across the other side of the wolrd, friendship. You are missed; but our loss, Heaven’s gain.
Fly high with the Angels!
Wendy xxxx

Wen Vanover - Aug 9, 2010

With heavy heart I write these words…I am saddend by loss of my dearest friend. My prayers, my thoughts, my heart are with her family.
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul. ~Edith Wharton
Karen was my expansion, she was the greatest woman I have ever had the pleasure to call my friend. Her love for her family and friends could not be measured. If you were blessed to be a part of her world she made sure you knew you were her world. I know that I am truly blessed to have spent her vacation with her and for that I will thank God everyday. I want to thank her family for sharing her with me and including me in this time of sorrow. ((((((Karen))))))) I love you and I know you are with me and always will be. I will take all the saddness that I feel in my heart and fill it with the love you gave me. Watch over us Karen…I know you will xoxoxox

Cindy(cindyjean545) - Aug 9, 2010

She flew up to heaven on the wings of angels and she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting and I know shes smiling saying, “Don’t worry bout Me”. Karen touched the lives of many. She lived and loved life.My deepest sympathies to her children and family.She will be truly missed but never forgotten.I was honored to have known her online. Sleep w/ the Angels Karen.

Ina Marie - Aug 9, 2010

Oceans of Friendship
The Ocean, The Sun
The wind and The Rain
The Wish to have you back again
Forever your footprints in the Sand
Walk Freely my Friend
Your in Gods’ Loving Hands
Ina Marie
I shared many a laugh with Karen while either on the radio or on Pogo, and our last words spoken to each other were..We don’t talk nearly enough. I enjoyed following Karen and Wendys vacation on facebook, it made me almost feel like I was there
To Karens Family and Friends and especially Karens Children and Wendy, Tom and Dakota my deepest sympathy

Cindy Doiron-Bryde < foxxyone66 > - Aug 9, 2010

To understand death,is like trying to figure out the universe.Most don’t grasp the passing of Karen and the sorrow we all feel.Karen has touched my life in many ways as well of others.Her heart was larger than life,with much love,happiness and joy.It was such an honour to have crossed paths with you Karen meeting you in the World of Pogo.May your love shine down on us all.God Bless You Karen and to Your Beloved Family and Friends.
Moncton NB,Canada

Pam Massey - Aug 9, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow, she was a truly wonderful person that was a pleasure to chat to and laugh with.

Cathy Fain - Aug 9, 2010

I am so sorry and so sad for the loss you all have suffered. I know how much you all loved her. Life is never the same without that special person to make you smile, even when you don’t want to. May she rest in peace, and ma you all share that peace with her.

Brian Seeley < Midlagednkrazee from pogo> - Aug 9, 2010

Please accept my deepest sympathies on Karens passing..In the time we knew each other online, i found her to be one of the most vibrant and caring people that I’ve had the privilege of calling a friend..Her heart and soul touched so many people..Her passing leaves a void in our lives, and she will be missed by many

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