Karen Sue (Dulaney) Pearon

February 11, 1945 - June 10, 2023

Karen Sue Pearon, 78, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2023, in Newark, Ohio, where she was a recent resident.  She was born on February 11, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late William and Edna (Clark) Dulaney.

Karen is survived by her son, Paul James Pearon, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Susan Clark Pearon of Toledo; three grandchildren: Ellen, George, and Dillon Pearon; two sisters: Betsy Lawrence of Columbus and Peggy (Don) Edwards of Hillsboro; one sister-in-law, Betty Dulaney of Springboro; ex-husband, Paul James Pearon, Sr.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, who were like family.

Growing up, Karen participated as a member of her community in both 4-H and Grange.  While attending West Union High School, Karen was a cheerleader, band member, prom queen, Buckeye Girls State delegate, member of the Scholarship Team, and was named to the list of Adams County’s Top Ten Students.  After graduation, Karen attended Asbury College and enrolled in many classes at The Ohio State University and Shawnee State University.

Karen had many struggles in life and often sensed when others were dealing with similar ones.  She always provided support to the family and friends she loved.  In her later years, the Pathways program in Columbus became vital to her well-being, and she participated in many programs there.  The manager recalls everyone especially loving Karen’s homemade peanut butter cookies.

Because of the importance of Pathways to her life, the family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in Karen’s name at https://concordcounseling.org/donate/.  (Choose Pathways and Karen Pearon in the memory section.)

The public visitation is 6 – 8 pm, Monday, June 19, 2023 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The second public visitation is 1 – 2 pm, Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Kirker Cemetery, State Route 136, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public graveside funeral and interment is 2 PM Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Kirker Cemetery. Pastor Al Bolte will officiate.

Friends can sign online condolences at www.LaffertyFuneralHome.com

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.



Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Aug 7, 2023
Dear Pearon/Dulaney Families, Continuing to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to remember Karen. She loved attending the West Union Methodist Church as she was able. Sincerely,
Carmen Edwards Arn - Jun 18, 2023
Karen and I became friends when Don and Peggy were dating. She and I share the same birthdate but she was one year older. Karen was creative, adventuresome, kind, caring, and a lot of fun to be with. Hearing of her death brings back many fond memories. I send my sympathy to all her family.
Elaine and John T. Lafferty - Jun 16, 2023
We send sympathy to all of Karen's family. We have memories of sharing several activities with her when in high school: band, 4-H, and combined church youth groups. May your memories give you comfort and peace.
Delmar Williams, Jr. - Jun 15, 2023
I was sadden to learn of the passing of Karen. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I have a lot of fond memories of her. She will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Karen.
Lisa Crawford - Jun 15, 2023
You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers Sue and to your entire family I know this has been a long journey and I hope that you and your mother can find some peace moving forward