Karen Ohde, Age: 72
May 30, 1946 -- Feb 6, 2019

Karen Ohde died peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House on February 6, 2019 in Kansas City, MO at the age of 72.

Karen is survived by her children, Shawn (Michelle) Shaffer and Tiffany (Mark) Huddleston; sisters Marthana Johnson and Gayle Ohde; grandchildren, Adon, Liam, Rowan, and Reagan Huddleston, Rylan, Garren, Hudson and Tegan Shaffer, Brenden and Cevin Platt and Josh Branham, Amber Lohrmeyer; and great granddaughter Sophia, She is preceded in death by her daughter Melissa Lohrmeyer and son Jason Platt, and her grandchildren, Dawn Lohrmeyer, Ethan Huddleston, and Phillip Godfrey.

Karen was born on May 30th, 1946 in Kansas City, MO to Clarence and Martha Ohde. She graduated from Westport High School in 1964. Karen’s children remember her as a strong woman who loved life and always knew what she wanted. She genuinely cared about other people and was quick to turn a stranger into a new friend. Karen gave cancer a good fight and never gave up. 

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday 2/9/2019 at Blue Valley Baptist Church, 8925 151st Street, Overland Park, KS, Pastor Derrick Lynch will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Karen’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Love Fund For Children. 

Celebration on Life immediately following from 2-5:00 PM at Touché Night Club, 6820 West 105th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212


Mallory Pino Feb 07 ,2019

Friend/Coworker ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I got to work with this beautiful lady for the past seven years. What a beautiful woman inside and out. I loved to listen to her talk to the families that came in. Her approach to death was so calming and helped many families feel at ease while they were here. Karen walked in faith while here on Earth and I have no doubt that she is now getting to walk hand in hand with Him now. Her spirit will forever surround all the lives that she touched. To Karen's family I am so deeply sorry for you loss, for I only know a snippet of it, but I do know it is a great loss. I'll pray for comfort and understanding as the days pass and as the years turn. To Karen, You may have left this earth, but no amount of time and tears can separate us, not even death.

John Krumm Feb 07 ,2019

Office Husband ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Tiffany and Shawn I want you to know that your mother was truly one of my best friends. I will miss her so much, she loved her children and grandchildren so much, as she loved life. No doubt in my mind she is with Our Lord. May God Bless You and Yours. John

Virginia & Mike Clarke Feb 07 ,2019

Friends ,Santa Rosa Beach ,Florida

So sorry -- Karen will be missed. We enjoyed many fun things with her -- winery visits, Lake of the Ozarks visits from her (especially her birthdays), happy hours, fall parades and pub crawls. She was a wonderful, wonderful lady. Love to her family in this time of sorrow.

KAYLA Feb 07 ,2019


To: Tiffany and Shawn and your families, Karen was a special lady, I will hold her in my heart forever. She cared so much for every person she met, and helped here at work. She talked of her family constantly, and it was clear you all were her number one priority in life and loved you all very much. Well done, thou good and faithful servant...enter thou into the joy of thy lord. I know Karen is smiling down on you all, she miss be deeply missed.

Jenny Lancaster Feb 08 ,2019

Former Co-Worker ,Holton ,Kansas

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a true joy to be around in the office when I worked with her about 8 years ago. You are in my prayers.

Rose Feb 08 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Shawn & Tiffany and Family Karen was a kindhearted, sweet and most of all lovely lady. I’m grateful I had the chance to know her. I know she will be truly missed by all…….. Praying that you’ll find comfort in her memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.”

Carla Yarnell Feb 08 ,2019

Tiffany, Shawn, and Family, My heart is heavy with the loss of your dear mother. I had the pleasure of working with her for several years, and she was also my after hours companion on several occasions with many memorable times. Words cannot express her beauty both inside and out. She was a Blessing to all those who knew her, and will be greatly missed by all. With my thoughts and prayers and Deepest Sympathy; God Bless You and Yours, Sincerely, Carla

Bridget Anaya Feb 08 ,2019

We are so sorry to hear about Karen. We really enjoyed working with her at Resurrection, she was always so friendly and professional. She will be missed!

Angie Burns Feb 08 ,2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of Karen's passing. She was an amazing person with a huge heart. I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Grove Feb 08 ,2019

Friend ,Bucyrus ,Kansas

I worked with Karen on the Firehouse poker tournament for the love fund. She always had a positive attitude and a loving heart. She has done so much good in this life and I know she will be doing the same in the next. I will miss her. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Karen.

Sandy Lock Feb 09 ,2019

Fellow Feline ,Lake of the Ozarks ,Missouri

God Bless You! It was an honor to know you.

Kelli Feb 11 ,2019

Office daughter ,Kansas city ,Kansas

My deepest sympathies to all who loved this dear woman. She was truly one of the greatest beings I’ve ever known. She touched so many lives and made this world a better place. Her maternal instincts were strong. I could always come to her and she gave the best advice. She embodied Grace. She spoke so much about her children and grandchildren, I felt like I knew you all. Karen was one of earth’s treasures and I have no doubt she is with Our Father and her children and grandchildren that have gone before her💗 I will have a huge piece of Italian Delight Lasagna In your honor.

Funeral Service
Blue Valley Baptist Church
8925 151st Street
Overland Park
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Feb 09 ,2019
1:00 PM
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