Karen S. Joseph, 77, of Decatur passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born February 20, 1945, in Decatur to Raymond F. and Dorothy (Elston) Shoaf.
She was employed by Z.K. Tazian Associates Inc. in Fort Wayne. She volunteered to make pies for the Adams County 4-H and collected clothing and food for food banks. She loved to bake and competed in several baking contests, having won first place in most of the competitions. She loved going to garage sales and getting items for those in need.
She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Joseph of Fort Wayne; and Laura Joseph of Decatur; granddaughter, Abby Bischoff of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Allen (Jean) Shoaf of Decatur; Phil (Caroline) Shoaf of Willshire, Ohio; and Paul (Michelle) Shoaf of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Pam (Chuck) Bollenbacher of Rockford, Ohio; and Darlene (Jerry) Alexander of Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Walter Joseph; two brothers, Terry and William “Bill” Shoaf; and four sisters, Carol Murray; Barbara Tumbleson; D. LaRae Dixon; and Janet Leininger.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wellspring Interfaith Social Services in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guest book, visit www.zwickjahn.com.