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November 16, 2013

Karen Irene Treichler

FARMINGTON — Karen Irene Treichler, age 71, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013.

She is survived by her mother, Jennie Treichler; daughter, Starr Hurst; four siblings, Rita (Richard) Cronise, Charles Treichler (Karen Russell), David (Karen) Treichler and Judith Pratz; five nephews, Jon Cronise, Dennis (Lana) Johnson, Russell Johnson, Bryon and Ian Treichler; two nieces, Susan (Dale) Harper and Dawn (Bud) McHargue; "adopted" sons and daughters. She was predeceased by her father, C. Lloyd Treichler.

Karen was a member of the first graduation class at Niagara Wheatfield Central School. Karen retired from Harris, RF Communications in 2009, after 42 years of dedicated service. She was a storyteller and writer of children's stories. Karen was a NASCAR enthusiast and was a fan of Jimmie Johnson, #48 car. When she was in her teens, she drove in powder puff stock car races at Ransomville Speedway and loved fast cars all  her life. She loved animals, especially horses and was known for taking in all types of strays. Karen enjoyed Canandaigua Lake, whether fishing or just sitting and watching the water. She believed in magic and miracles, had a heart the size of Texas and loved many people deeply. Karen was known for her hugs and "if you got hugged by Karen, you stayed hugged".

Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of the United States, online at www.humanesociety.org. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.

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