Karen B. Osoway, 55, of Madrid
MADRID – Mrs. Karen B. Osoway, 55, of 223 Planty Road, peacefully passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 19, 2012, guided by her faith in Jesus and under the care and support of her family, friends, and Hospice.
Karen was the epitome of talent and that was evident in her store and with her true passion, painting. In 1994, “God’s Grace” began when she painted a nursery dresser for Kim Martin. Her skills and talent became evident to many and grew from that simple dresser to many businesses, churches, colleges, hospitals, and her greatest love - homes. It was in homes, that Karen felt she could let “God’s Grace” work to create beautiful masterpieces.
Karen was the creative and inspirational partner in her painting business with partner, Joe Sprague. Joe would lay the foundation for her, so she could and would give it the golden touch. It was not only interior painting that she excelled in, she also had a love for painting dolls. She would first make them before painting faces on them to represent a certain personality.
As many know, Karen loved to collect antiques, going to flea markets and auctions; Yellow Ware, pottery crocks, and old farm decorating were her favorites and this was evident in her shop, her work, and her home. She also had a great fondness for sewing and collecting buttons. It was true Karen’s devotion to her work that she forged many truly invaluable friendships that she carried throughout her life.
Most recently, she enjoyed her new found interest on the computer with Facebook and Pinterest. Karen had a deep faith and belief in Jesus, who has guided her throughout her life in her home, her family, and her church, Grace Community Church in Moira.
In addition she is survived by Dick’s daughter, Kathy Sue Foster and her husband, Kerry of Winthrop, along with their children, Kerry Jr., age 20; Kourtney, age 18; and Kylie, age 16; and her late daughter Priscilla’s, companion, Koby Shatraw of Syracuse, and Priscilla’s children, Brittney, age 20; Brooke, age 16; and Dylan, age 13.
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY
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