VAN WERT, Ohio — Karen Money, 69, of Van Wert, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Pineville, Kentucky, to the late Effie (Lee) and Caleb Crawford.

She married Edgar Gary Money on Dec. 6, 1965, and he survives. Together they had three children, Gary Brian (Tina) Money of Van Wert, Anthony Keith (Nicole) Money of Van Wert, and Rebecca Ann (Marc) Miller of St. Marys, Ohio.

Karen is also survived by eight grandchildren, Ashley Money, Kory Money, Kyle Money, Tyler (Becca) Money, McKayla Money, Payton Money, Jacob Miller and Elizabeth Miller; two great-grandchildren, Charleigh Toler and Harlow Toler.

Other survivors include two brothers, John (Lulu) Crawford and Fitz (Mary) Crawford; two sisters: Maxine (Dan) Sutton and Dottie (Bob) Ziegler; sister-in-law, Nancy Crawford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Crawford, and two brothers, Hollis Crawford and Jerry Crawford.

Karen was a devoted wife and mother. She was a homemaker. She always put her family first and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and reading. She loved to attend church and was a member of Samaria Missionary Baptist Church in St. Marys, Ohio.

There will be no public services. The family will hold a celebration of her life during a private family service.

Arrangements by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. Condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.