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Karen A. NunezKaren A. Nunez (nee Hetsler), 76, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014 at New Life Hospice Residential Center, Lorain, following a lengthy illness.
Born December 22, 1938 in Ashland, Ohio, she lived in Monroe Falls, Ohio before coming to Lorain in 1970. She also lived in Arlington, Virginia, and Dayton, Ohio, for a short time.
Karen graduated from Ashland High School in 1956 and received a Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University. She also took Master's classes at Bowling Green State University.
Karen worked as a teacher in the Lorain School System for 25 years, retiring in 1995.
She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Lorain, where she had played the organ. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sigma Kappa, Lakeland Women's Club and American Association of University Women where she had served as president. She was also a life member of Ohio Education Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Lorain Palace Theater during the theaters last renovation.
She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, golfing, traveling, crafts and sewing.
Surviving is her husband of 53 years, the Honorable Gustalo "Gus" Nunez; a son, Dr. Timothy Nunez of Nashville, TN; and a daughter, Nancy Moore of Lorain; grandchildren, Kathryn, Jacob and Lexie; and a sister, Sherry Burns of Ashland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loftin and Iva (nee Landis) Hetsler.
A memorial mass will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, at 10:00 am with a reception at the church hall to follow. Rev. Richard E. Hudak, pastor will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio 44194-4924.
The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, his handling the arrangements.
To send online condolences go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.
Hi Nancy. My mom (your Aunt Helen) just told me about your loss. I'm really sorry. I remember her kindness taking the time to say hi and ask how I was doing when I saw her at the family holiday parties. I also remember her being over at the house when I was a preschooler and hearing her tell my mom how much she loved Bobby Vinton and I still remember that convo when I hear that song by him: "My Melody of Love." I hope God can quickly heal your hearts during this painful time.
Jenny - January 15, 2015 at 08:05 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Gus and family ,we are so sorry for your loss.Prayers for you and your family.Frank and Ann Amador
Frank and Ann Amador - January 10, 2015 at 08:18 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
She was a neighbor, Jean Connor, and saw Karen many times in St. Anthony's when Father Christian Moore was there. I lost 2 sons and both my parents so I can only say: She is with God and the angels.
Jean Connor - January 09, 2015 at 09:42 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Karen Nunez
Gloria Whitman - January 04, 2015 at 07:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
My condolences , She is with our lord.May she rest in peace
Miguel Velazquez - January 04, 2015 at 04:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
My condolences to you Gus and your family. What an amazing lady.Ramona Gaitan Eder
Ramona Eder - January 04, 2015 at 04:13 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Karen Nunez
colleen cooney - January 04, 2015 at 03:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
My condolences to Uncle Gus, Nancy, & Tim. She will be missed!
Jolyn Nunez Haslage - January 04, 2015 at 01:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Thank you Jolyn. It's Nancy. I will miss my mom very much. My dad is in extremely poor health after surgery on November 10th. He is currently in Lutheran Hospital and will not be able to come to the funeral. Hope to see you Saturday.
Nancy Moore - January 05, 2015 at 03:38 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Nancy , my name is Nick Ksenich, I graduated with your father , we did not know that he was ill, sorry to hear that. my condolences to you and your family I intend to attend the Mass on Jan 10 th , Take care
Nick Ksenich - January 05, 2015 at 12:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM