Date of Birth November 20, 1953
Date Deceased November 5, 2022
Hometown New Albany / Avoca
Home State IN / N.Y.
Interment Location Howard Cemetery, Howard, NY

NEW ALBANY, IN/AVOCA, NY:  It is with great sadness the family of Karen Ann (Kellogg) Galutia of New Albany, IN, announce her passing on November 5, 2022 after a courageous battle with a long term illness.
Karen was born November 20, 1953 in Moses Lake, Washington to Robert and Dorothy (Cummins) Kellogg.  Karen grew up in Avoca, New York, attended school there and graduated. She also attended BOCES Cosmology School in Hornell, NY.
Karen is survived by her mother Dorothy Kellogg of St. Marys, PA; her daughter Jill Ellen Bramer of Salem, IN; her sister Sherry (Paul) Hoffman of Ridgway, PA; 4 Grandsons Zackary (Taylor) Babberl; Corey Babberl; James Bramer and Kyle Bramer of Salem, IN. She was also blessed with 2 Great Grandsons Jayce and Aaron Babberl.      Karen is also survived by the love of her life Chuck Shoemake of New Albany, IN.
Karen was preceded in death by her father Robert Kellogg.
Karen will be remembered for her kindness, her fun spirit, her love of family and her devotion to her furry friends. She worked for many years as a Payroll Clerk in Louisville, KY. 
To honor her wishes, there will be no calling hours.  Funeral arrangements are pending. 
The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, is honored to assist Karen’s family with the arrangements.
Online condolences or remembrances of Karen are welcome in the comment section below or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

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4 Responses

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. Karen was a beautiful soul May she Rest In Peace

  2. I am very sorry to hear the passing of a school classmate. It sounds like she was blessed to be around her family members and continued her life as a fun loving, kind person. My deepest sympathy is extended to her Mom and sister. I am so sorry. Condolences to everyone. You are in my prayers. She was beautiful!

  3. Karen and I were born a year apart in Washington State. Because of her, I reconnected with a childhood friend and married him! Karen was a kind and caring person. Unfortunately she lived with imperfect health for many years. She is now healed and was met at Heaven’s gate by her dad Bob. Thank you for your friendship Karen!

  4. Karen and I became fast friends. I moved to Avoca in 1965. She and Debbie Sager were my besties. Karen was extremely kind, and always made sure I was included in any event. That made me feel at ease with the new transition. She was an absolute Sweetheart. My heart is hurting right now. I look back on those days and feel very blessed. We have conversed on FB from time to time and it never changed. We were and always will be good buds.. I will miss you my friend.

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