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Karen Elizabeth Colini (nee Robbins)

August 27, 1958 — August 6, 2021



Funeral Date August 12, 2021

Visitation, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 4 – 8 P.M.

at our Bainbridge Twp. location.

(Please see full notice below)

KAREN ELIZABETH COLINI (nee Robbins), age 62, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 6, 2021. Karen was born on August 27, 1958, graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1976 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from The Ohio State University in 1980. Beloved wife of Tony Colini; loving mother of Anna (Steve) Kandra, Erin (Mitch) Salsbery, Mary (Paul) Suvak and Katie (Chuck) Cenkus and dearest Mimi to fourteen beautiful grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Claire and Emma Jeanne (nee Reed) Robbins and her brother, Kenneth Robbins. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen (James) Orr and brother, John (Carla) Robbins, and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. A landscape designer, horticulturist, flower farmer and observer of nature, she was a member of the Chagrin Valley Herb Society, Design Network, Shaker Lakes Garden Club, Dahlia Society of Ohio, International Clematis Society, Holden Arboretum, and St. Joan of Arc Church. She had a deep appreciation for the diversity of nature and never missed an opportunity to share her love of the gardens. Per her wishes, Karen was cremated. Friends received at the ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023 (2.5 MILES NORTH OF RT. 422), WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 FROM 4 – 8 P.M.  Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, August 12 at St. Joan of Arc Church, Chagrin Falls at 10:00 A.M.  (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH).  Burial All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joan of Arc Church for The Garden of Life, their outdoor landscaped garden that was special to Karen.
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