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Karen Beth HosekPassing: August 7, 2020


Clark Cemetery

Graveside Service

Saturday, August 22nd @ 1:00 p.m.


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Clark Cemetery

Saturday, August 22nd @ 1:00 p.m.

PLAINFIELD – Karen Beth Hosek, 73, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020, at University Heights Health and Living Community in Indianapolis.

Born June 17, 1947, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Robert Edward and Mary Edna (King) Richman.

Karen was an elementary school teacher and had taught at Huron, Hymera, and Saint

Susanna School in Plainfield.  She was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University.  Karen loved teaching, reading, and her family.  She was a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church.

Christopher (Molly) Hosek of Erie, Colorado
Alison Mace of Plainfield
Jaxon Hosek, Quincey Hosek, Victoria (Rob) Gootee, Thomas Mace, and Troy Mace
Mary Ann Brown of Orleans
Chippy (Joe Rightley) Stewart of Huron
Stephanie (Jeremy) Davis
Daniel (Laura) Stewart

Her parents and brother-in-law, Junior Brown, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22, at Clark Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Memorial Gifts: The ALS Association Indiana Chapter alsa.org

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33 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Kathy and Paul Stroud | Mitchell
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Such a loss to so many! Prayers!
  2. Guest: Christine Bender | Avon, IN
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Karen had such a gift with the kids. Her soft, gentle tone always put people at ease. She remembered all of the kids even years later and would ask how they were doing. She was a special lady and will be greatly missed. Praying for strength as we all figure out how to go on without her.
  3. Guest: Adriana Hernandez | Plainfield
    Date: August 15, 2020
    In this time of grief, your family is in my thoughts and prayers; my family will forever be grateful for the positive impact Mrs. Hosek had on my kids lives. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
  4. Guest: Julia Hosek | Indianapolis
    Date: August 14, 2020
    My condolences to Karen's family and friends. Her loss is so sad and heartbreaking. God has certainly gained an angel May you now be at peace after this devastating illnes. RIH, Karen! Love and peace, Julia
  5. Guest: Kent King | Mitchell, in. 47446
    Date: August 13, 2020
    Went to school and graduated with Karen, a dear old friend. she will be missed. prayers for the family.
  6. Guest: Debbie Castro | AVON IN
    Date: August 12, 2020
    She was a good friend,coworker and awesome teacher to both my children I knew karen for over 20 years I am sorry she is gone but will not be forgotten just another angel in heaven
  7. Guest: Kathy Crouse | Plainfield, IN
    Date: August 12, 2020
    I haven't seen Karen in several years. She and I both worked at St. Susanna during the same period of time. What a happy, sweet person! I was so blessed to have known her. My sympathies.
  8. Guest: Bob and Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Words cannot express what a positive impact this family had on our lives. So sorry. Prayers for each of you.
  9. Guest: Dana Dunbar | Mitchell
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Mary Ann, Chippy and family, So sorry to learn of Karen's passing. We know she has had a difficult time. I have so many wonderful memories of your family. You have our deepest sympathies. Dana and Brenda
  10. Guest: Rev Ronald and Carolyn Mercer | Mooresville, Indiana 46158
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Karen was a special member of Plainfield United Methodist Church. She was always friendly and we enjoyed visiting with her. She contributed to the goodness the Church represents—especially with the “Angel Tree” which provides toys, clothing, etc for Prisoners children at Christmas hence adding joy to many young lives. We will miss her smiling face.
  11. Guest: Charles Johnson | Nixa, Mo
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Sorry to hear about the loss of Karen. I remember growing up in Huron with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
  12. Guest: Denise Mejean | Avon
    Date: August 12, 2020
    I was blessed enough to be hired at St Susanna by Karen. She was equal parts kind and fair and her faith was evident in how she taught and interacted with her coworkers. She will be sorely missed at school and she will by everyone else she interacted with. Prayer for comfort for her family as they heal from this loss. God Bless, Denise Mejean
  13. Guest: Sue (Pridemore) Conolty | Largo Fl 33774
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Mary Ann & Chippy so sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. May your many childhood fond memories of time spent together always remain with you. In Christian Love Sue
  14. Guest: Diane Brouillard | Plainfield, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Allison, Christopher and Family, I would like to offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Karen was a dear and valued friend to me.I will miss our monthly lunches and discussions and her wise words. She will be in my heart forever. I will be making a donation to the ALS Association in her name. With my deepest sympathy, Diane Brouillard
  15. Guest: Kay Eckensberger Blevins | Plainfield, IN 46168
    Date: August 11, 2020
    So sorry to hear from my cousin, Karen Fields in Mitchell, of Karen's illness and so quickly passing. We loved chatting together between services at Plainfield United Methodist Church, of our families in Mitchell and Huron. She was such a sweet and thoughtful lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will miss her and especially as we are able to return to services once again. .
  16. Guest: Nicole Barnes | Plainfield, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Mrs. Hosek taught all 4 of my children in Pre-K at St. Susanna. We were so blessed to have her. She holds a special place in my heart.
  17. Guest: Joelle Rose | Mitchell
    Date: August 11, 2020
    I'll always remember her wonderful smile.
  18. Guest: Sue Hylton | Plainfield, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    We are so very sorry to learn of your mother's/grandmother's passing. I only had heard of her illness this past week. I'm sure this has been a most difficult year for you all. I always remember the time when your mom and I taught 3rd Grade Sunday School together. What a joy it was as we worked together. Karen was always chatty and full of joy. We will certainly miss her but we will continued to be better for having known and served with her. Much sympathy and love! Sue
  19. Guest: Nancy Mundy | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    MaryAnn and Chippy, My prayers and thoughts are with you both and families. Karen was a very special person. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up with all of you. Love, Nancy
  20. Guest: Tom and Suzy Chapman | Westfield, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    To Karen's family, Mary Ann, Chippy, So sorry to learn of Karen's passing. Often think about the good times at Huron. So much appreciate the help from the Richmond family, especially opening your home during the Huron School's rebuilding. And your dad's instruction in classes. Please know our prayers are with you all. Tom and Suzy Chapman
  21. Guest: Patti Lamb | Plainfield, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Mrs. Hosek was my teacher when I attended St. Susanna, and she taught both of my children when they attended St. Susanna. She was so kind and patient, and she's planted in the hearts of the Spartans she taught. Prayers for peace and comfort for your family.
  22. Guest: Brenda Lindley Wray | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss. I had no idea that Karen was ill. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  23. Guest: Clephane Family | camby, indiana
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Mrs. Hosek will be missed she touched the hearts of so many and shaped many young minds everyday with such a loving, kind and patient heart. We love you Mrs. Hosek and were blessed to have you in our lives.
  24. Guest: Vicki Branchini | Plainfield Indiana
    Date: August 11, 2020
    To Christopher, Alison, Molly and children Mary Ann and Chippy I have so many fond memories of teaching with Karen. She taught me so much. She was the best problem-solver and was quick to come up with an answer. She also was hilarious and we shared many laughs. I will miss her so much. Sending you much love and prayers. Vicki Branchini
  25. Guest: Martha Roath | Plainfield IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Karen was a very special person with a smile and warm greetings for all. I would have short but meaningful visits with her at church or the library. She will be missed by many.
  26. Guest: Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Was sorry to hear of Karens passing. Saw her at the last class reunion...had a good visit with her. I will keep you all in my prayers.
  27. Guest: Gary Mundy | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Karen was my cousin and friend. I always enjoyed visiting with Karen and the rest of the family.
  28. Guest: Tom Iles | Plainfield, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I knew Karen from the Plainfield United Methodist Church as well as in her role with the preschool at Saint Susanna School. I worked very closely with Karen these past couple of years as a member of the Plainfield Lions Clubs conducting preschool vision screenings for the children at Saint Susanna. She truly looked out for the best interests of the children.
  29. Guest: Morgan Swinney | Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: August 11, 2020
    I am so sorry Tori and Allison. She was the most amazing Nana. I will cherish all the memories I had with her and Tori in childhood. Praying for your whole family.
  30. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | SPRINGFIELD, MO
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Our sincerest condolences to the Family. Grew up with these girls in Huron. Mr. Richman was my 6th grade teacher. May she rest in peace. Cathy, Charlie and Kenny Johnson
  31. Guest: Lisa & David Vuurman | Plainfield, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    We went to church with Karen at PUMC and she was a wonderful woman. Very kind & loving and will be missed. Sending love to the family- may you find peace in your memories of her.
  32. Guest: Diane McCarty | Plainfield
    Date: August 11, 2020
    My heart goes out to you. She was a wonderful woman.
  33. Guest: Sandi Stanfield Bessler | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: August 11, 2020
    I taught with Karen at St. Susanna's Catholic School. She was a kind and truthful teacher