Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Karen Sue (Wilson) White

Karen Sue (Wilson) White, age 71, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014

At OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.


She was born November 18, 1943 in Galion. She was a 1961 graduate of Shelby High School and a 1963 graduate of Columbus Business University. She retired in 2009 from Pioneer Career and Technology Center where she was secretary to the superintendent and the board of education for 32 years. Karen was a member of First United Church of Christ in Shelby. Her hobbies included antiquing and gardening.


Karen is survived by her children: Eric (Dr. Kimberly Wilcox) White of Granville and Aaron White of Lexington; a granddaughter: Brennah White of Granville; her mother: Mabel (Eckstein) Wilson of Galion. She was preceded in death by her father: Howard Paul Wilson.



Friends may call on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 1-2:30 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Private graveside services will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby conducted by Rev. Bob Flint, Pastor of First United Church of Christ.


Memorial expressions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

To leave a condolence or to share a memory with Karen’s family, please visit


Memories & Condolence

  1. Nancy ousley says:

    Eric and Aaron, so sorry to hear of your Mom’ s passing!! She was such a great person and Friend!!! Loved talking about you and your family!!

  2. Paul Winbigler says:

    Karen was a classmate at Shelby High School. She was a good person and a good friend. We all will miss her. MY condolences to her family.

  3. Tamra (Fike) Kaple says:

    Eric & Aaron and family:
    Our deepest sympathy to all.

  4. Jack and Carol Bryson says:

    Eric, Kim and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and may memories and time ease the pain of your loss. We are so sorry. God bless you all.

  5. Pam Bell says:

    Karen was a great co-worker at Pioneer and a very nice, caring person. My sincere condolences to her family.

  6. Mary Ann Snow says:

    I went to school with your mom. she was a sweet person prayers with all

  7. Elaine Lybarger says:

    Enjoyed working with Karen very much at Pioneer. My deepest sympathy.
    Before automatic check deposits I’d ride my bike in the summer to Pioneer to get my check and Karen would have iced tea made and give me some so I’d have energy to ride back into town!

Leave Message or Express Your Condolence