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Karen Bishop Shafer Baker

February 13, 1952 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Karen Baker Obituary

East Palestine- Karen Bishop Shafer Baker, age 71, formerly of Salem and East Palestine, died early Monday morning, January 15, 2024, at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana.

Karen was born on February 13, 1952, in Salem, daughter of the late Donald and Emma Clemmer Bishop.

She had worked as a home health care aide for Sacred Arms and Threshold and was a member of First Church of Christ in East Palestine.  She was also a member of God's Love of Columbiana County and had cared for numerous people throughout her life.

Karen is survived by her son, James (Roberta) Shafer Sr. of Caledonia; two grandchildren, Matthew Allen Shafer of Bucyrus, and James Allen (Caitlin) Shafer, Jr. of Marion; four great grandchildren, Kelly Shafer, Piper Shafer, Theodore Shafer and Presley Shafer; a sister, Judith (David) Trella of New Brighton, PA; and a sister-in-law, Sherry Bishop.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Ann Shafer, and her brothers, Donald Bishop, Jr., James Bishop and John Edward Bishop.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine and from 10:00 am -11:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2024 at the First Church of Christ.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 11:00 am  at the First Church of Christ, East Palestine, with Mr. Robert Helbeck, Minister officiating.

Burial will take place at Petersburg Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

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January 17, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home
60 West Martin Street
East Palestine, OH 44413

January 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Church of Christ
20 West Martin Street
East Palestine, OH 44413

Funeral Service
January 18, 2024

11:00 AM
First Church of Christ
20 West Martin Street
East Palestine, OH 44413

January 18, 2024

12:15 PM
Petersburg Cemetery


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