Obituary for Karen Dian Ellison

Karen Dian Ellison

Karen Dian Ellison, age 66, of Warsaw, IN passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:07 PM in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born November 5, 1954 in Columbia City, Indiana to John and Marilyn (Eberhart) Stoner.


She was a 47 year resident of Warsaw. On November 3, 1973 in South Whitley, Indiana she was united in marriage to James Ellison. She was a member of the Milford First Brethren Church. She also worked as a custodian at the church. During her life, Karen went thru the Purdue Extension program and was a certified Master Gardener.  She was a former 4-H leader and was instrumental in bringing the log cabin to the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. She also participated in historical reenactments for over 20 years.


She is survived by her husband; James Ellison of Warsaw, children; Lisa (Chris) Motts of Rochester, MN, Jennifer Rowe of Leesburg, siblings; Scott (companion Marta Harshbarger) Stoner of Columbia City, grandchildren; Kyla Clark, Judus Clark, and Millie Motts.


She was preceded in death by her sister; Kathleen and her brother; Miles.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:30 PM in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton with Pastor Lee Compson officiating.


Due to current COVID-19 recommendations, masks are required. The public is kindly requested to provide their own. Social distancing is strongly encouraged. No food permitted at this time.


Memorial contributions may be made to:


Wheels on Fire

Beaver Dam United Methodist Church

9798 W. 1000 S.

Akron, IN 46910


*Please make checks payable to Wheels on Fire



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