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Blythe Ellen Karran

September 16, 1932 ~ July 7, 2021 (age 88)


Blythe E. Karran     1932 ~ 2021

Blythe E. Karran, age 88, passed away July 7, 2021 in Geneva.  Born September 16, 1932 in Ashtabula, she was a daughter of Jonathan & Marguerite (Cummings) Lister.  She married Richard Karran in Geneva on May 15, 1954 and they lived most of their life in Geneva. 


Blythe was a medical supplier for Geneva Hospital, and was an avid gardener and flower arranger,  having owned a small nursery.  She liked to travel and loved to search for great bargains when she went shopping.  Blythe played the flute and was a majorette in high school.  She loved cats and dogs, but she was more of a dog person.


Survivors:  Husband:  Richard Karran of Geneva; Son:  Bentley (Cheryl) Karran of Madison; Grandchildren:  Talia and Tessa Karran of Madison; Nieces:  Vera (Mark) Shafer of Geneva; Elvira Gawne of Isle of Man; Nephews:  Carl Heikkinen of Salem; Clay (Melissa) Nielsen of Madison and Jaye (Chris) Athy of Florida.  Sister:  Joanne (Joe) Goodell of Springfield, VA.


Preceded:  Sister:  Arlene Nielsen; Parents.


No services will be observed at this time. 


Interment: Mt. Pleasant, Geneva

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