Semersky, Karen

Karen T. Semersky, 46, of Monclova, Ohio, died Oct. 30, 2013, in her home.

She was born Oct. 14, 1967, in Cleveland, Ohio, to William and Rose (Morgan) Manning. On April 26, 1997, she married David C. Semersky in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Karen was a graduate of the University of Toledo where she obtained her bachelor’s degree. She earned a master's degree in speech language pathology from Cleveland State University.

Karen worked as a speech language pathologist for 22 years, the last 14 with the Lenawee Intermediate School District. Since August, she served as the principal at Morenci Elementary School. Karen touched the lives of many children and fellow educators, whom she dearly loved. 

She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was a servant in the Northwest Ohio Emmaus Community.

She is survived by her husband, David; stepsons, David Charles Semersky, Jr., of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Daniel Joseph Semersky of Fort Worth, Texas; her father, William Manning of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, Michael E. (and Marla) Manning of Euclid, Ohio, and Edward M. (and Nancy) Manning of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Ann Manning of Cleveland, Ohio; a niece, Rachel Manning; two nephews, Patrick and Mark Manning; a sister-in-law Carol A. Semersky of Oregon, Ohio; and a brother-in-law Frank E. Semersky, Jr., of Holland, Ohio.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, with Pastor Timothy P. Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. 

Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home in Perrysburg, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Morenci School District.