Karen Herbst passed away on September 13, 2021 at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida.
Karen was born in Steubenville, Ohio. She married Dennis Herbst on December 29, 1973 in Columbus, Ohio and they lived in various cities in Ohio and Michigan until they decided to move to Celebration, Florida in 2000 and eventually to Vero Beach in 2010.
Karen worked at several businesses as a secretary and analyst (always loved office work), but her favorite career endeavors were in the travel business as a Travel Agent in Michigan, and Hospice Coordinator in Orlando as well as an active volunteer for many years at Give Kids the World in the Orlando area
In Vero Beach, Karen focused on further volunteer activities with Youth Guidance Program (mentoring a child for 5 years), choir librarian for 2 Choral Groups, singing in the groups as well as singing solos at the church, active with pet therapy organizations at VNA Hospice House and the local Scully-Welsh Cancer Center, and at the VNA Hospital House in the kitchen.
Karen’s hobbies include: travelling, singing, reading (especially books by English authors), making creative things as a knitter, and a passion for needlepoint.
Survivors include: husband, Dennis; son, Shawn; daughter, Cindy; sister, Marcy; along with beloved grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA & Hospice Foundation, 920 37th Place, STE101, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
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