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Paul Eugene Karn

August 30, 1919 — April 23, 2014

Paul E. Karn, 94, Greenville, passed away at Brethren Retirement Community on April 23, 2014. Paul was born on August 30, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Hershel and Edna (Royer) Karn.

Paul served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of Castine Church of the Brethren and American Legion Post #245 in New Madison. Paul had worked for Arcanum -Butler as a custodian and a bus driver. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by, two sons, Lewis Hershel Karn and Paul Karn Jr.; four sisters and seven brothers.

Paul is survived by his wife of 64 years, Susie Alice (Baker) Karn of Greenville: three sons, Allen Karn of Arcanum, Gene and Jean Karn of Medway, Ohio, Tom and Carolina Karn of Texas; three daughters, Hazel Meyers of Greenville, Judy and Paul Riner of Indianapolis, and Edie and Rick Detz of Virginia; 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and several great, great grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Johnson of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Castine Church of the Brethren with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. Friends and family may visit on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. The family requests memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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