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Karolyn Ann Christley

September 23, 1955 — August 31, 2023

Karolyn Ann Christley (Keith), 67, passed away on August 31, 2023. She was born September 23, 1955, in Weston, WV to her parents T. Junalie Keith (Queen) and Fay Reginald Keith. She was a life-long resident of Akron, OH and graduated from East High School in 1974. She worked for Goodyear Bank, turned PNC Bank for 47 Years.

She is survived by the love of her life, her husband Ben Christley, her mother T Junalie Queen and stepmother Darlene M Keith, her siblings and their spouses: C Diane Schlapkohl (Jim), Duane Eugene Keith (Gwen), Kevin Dale Keith (Ellen), Brian Edward Keith (Caren), and Sharon Jean Taylor (Jim). Also survived by her Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Lowell Peterson of French Creek, WV and so many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fay Keith, her grandparents Merna and Lucille Queen (Hinzman), Floyd and Victoria Keith (Everett), many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and stepbrothers Charles Kinkel III, and Richard McMillan.

She loved her church family and singing in the choir, traveling and being a petmom to her beloved dog Enzo and cockatiel Angel. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral services. There will be a gathering for family and friends at a date yet to be determined, followed by a private graveside interment at Forest Lawn Memorial in Weston, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Stewart's Caring Place of Fairlawn. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to her medical staff for their care and many friends and clergy for their prayers and support.

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