Karen Ann Sensabaugh, age 69, of Nashport, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. She was born October 18, 1944 in Zanesville to the late Robert E. and Jeanne E. (Ritchie) Francis.
Karen was a Professor of Psychiatric Nursing at Central Ohio Technical College and worked in the emergency department as a psychiatric nurse with Genesis Healthcare System.
She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad, visiting all but a few of the European countries. She was known as a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing dishes for family and friends.
Karen took a great interest in many different types of alternative medicine which entails more natural approaches to treating illness. These include, quartz crystals, smudging, healing touch therapy and aroma therapy. She also practiced FengShui in her daily life.
She is survived by three children, Bobbi J. Tucker, Bill (Brandy) Sensabaugh and Scott (Rachel) Sensabaugh; eleven grandchildren, Jacob Staske, Joshua Staske, Jonathan Day, Jonah Day, Robby Tucker, Jessie Tucker, Billy Sensabaugh, Taya Sensabaugh, Maya Sensabaugh, Rylee Sensabaugh and Mylee Sensabaugh.
Karen had many wonderful friends that visited during her stay in the hospital and were with her at her passing. Karen would like to include these wonderful people as her family members as well.
A memorial service will be held a later date at Brushy Fork United Methodist Church.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Sensabaugh family.