Mount Vernon News
  • K. Sue Walpole

  • August 16, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Karen “Sue” Walpole, 58, of Mount Vernon passed away Aug. 14, 2010, at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

She was born Sept.. 18, 1951, in Mount Vernon to Robert Floyd and Ethel Marie (Grubaugh) Hines.

She was a 13-year employee of Ariel Corp.

She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Richard C. Walpole; two sons, Rodney Shaw of Mount Vernon, Chris (Kelly) Shaw of Big Prairie; four grandchildren, Jessica, Olivia, Hallee and Annaliese; brothers, Gerald (Priscilla) Hines of Millwood, Randy (Myrtle) Hines and Mike (Susan) Hines, both of Mount Vernon; one sister, Laura (Scott) Waters of Mount Vernon; three stepchildren, Crystal (Alfred) Cleveland of Marengo, Don (Becky) Walpole of Centerburg and Dave (Lori) Walpole of Reynoldsburg; a brother-in-law, Philip (Carol) Walpole of Newark; sister-in-law, Joyce Pierce of Salt Lake, Utah; four uncles, Jim (Mary) Grubaugh, Stanley Grubaugh, Robert Grubaugh and Andy Grubaugh; two aunts, Patricia Addy and Judy (Dave) Starmer; great-great-aunt, Grace Lahmon; two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Linda (Alfred) Hutchinson, Helen Chandler and Bob Blubaugh; and her beloved dog, Joha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Hines Jr.; grandparents, Raymond C. (Carrie) Hines and Earl (Sarah) Grubaugh.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Terry McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in Brandon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sue’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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