Karen Virgina (Brown) Vieth, 67 of Ossian, went to sing in heaven's choir on Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Eileene was born April 17, 1946, in Flint, Mich. to Manley (Mike) and Glynita (Nita) Brown.
She was a gifted athlete and singer from early childhood. Karen shared in music ministries through solos, duets, tiros and choirs.
She was a graduate of Bendle HS in 1964; she then attended the University of Michigan and then chose to be the wife of Rev. Floyd E. Vieth, Jr., on September 4, 1965.
After finishing his army training at Fort Knox, KY, they served pastorates in Macungie, Pa; Marshall, Mich.; Decatur and Yoder. Karen organized and led a number of children's ministries, taught all ages in Sunday School.
Karen especially loved the senior adults, directed the choirs and led worship services. She served the Missionary Church, Inc., for a time as Director of Children's Ministries. Karen was a member of and attended the Hoagland Community Church in Hoagland.
Karen worked part-time as a bookkeeper and bank teller until the children entered college, she worked as a secretary/receptionist at an insurance office. After receiving her own license, she serviced with a number of companies and brokerage firms before becoming an independent agent.
Karen is survived by her husband, Floyd; son, Douglas (Melanie) of Bluffton; daughter, Toiyonna (Allen) Arias of Fort Wayne; son, Terrill (Tammy) of Ossian; six "great and fantastic" grandsons, Sandon and Kieran, Allen and Dante, Payton and Athen; her mother, Nita; sister and brother-in-law; Janet and Warden of Searcy, Ariz.; and parents-in-laws, Floyd and Lillian Vieth, Sr. of Paducah, Ky.
Visitation was held between 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the church.
Funeral services will at 2 p.m. today at Living Faith Missionary Church, 17718 Bluffton Rd., Yoder, with calling one hour prior.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ossian, immediately following the service.
Preferred memorials may be made to the Hoagland Community Church or to Heartland Hospice.
Online condolences can be made at HYPERLINK: http://www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com