Karen Sinn Bayer


Karen Sinn Bayer was born August 22, 1939 in Tipton, Ohio to Roy and Helen Sinn. She passed away
peacefully April 18, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio after a lengthy illness.
She graduated from Convoy High School in 1957 and from Owens Community College in 1977 as a registered
nurse, serving the community at Wood Lane School and then later at the Ohio Department of Health.
Karen married John Eaken in 1958 and they later divorced. She leaves her dedicated companion of 18 years,
Henry Phillip Thompson.
She is survived by her children, Patrick Eaken (Janet) and Karol (Charles) Zsarnay, and grandchildren
Rachel Zsarnay and Madeline Clark (Victor Allen).
She married Andre Bayer in 1984 and he preceded her in death in 1997. Stepchildren include Ted (Tammy)
Bayer and Aimee (Joe) Whetsel. Grandchildren include Brandon (Nicole) Bayer, Nathan Bayer, Kristen
Bayer, Brittney (Shad) King, Jessica (Logan) Jones, Katelyn Whetsel, Noah (Khloe) King, Kooper Jones,
and great-grandchildren include Diane Bayer and Juliana Stasher. She is also survived by sister Dorothy
McComber and Nancy May along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Karen will be remembered for her wit and candor. She was a brilliant player of bridge and spent many
hours beating family members at Scrabble. She was a master in the garden, kitchen and enjoyed fishing as
a favorite past time.
Karen enjoyed a parade of family and friends while at Ebeid Hospice prior to her death.
A memorial service will be held for her July 27 at the biennial family reunion at Otterbein facility in
St. Marys, Ohio.
The family wishes to thank the physicians in her life that provided excellent care over the last years of
her life and the staff at Ebeid Hospice.

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