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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
October 5, 2005

in this issue

Notice of Karin's Passing

Message from Jill Best

Karin's Children

Karin's Mother

Janet and husband

Jodi'e Family

Justin Reiss

Amy O'Brien



"You will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or Pain, for the old order of things will pass away."

Revelations 21:4

"You have turned my Mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy."

Psalms 30:11

This is a special edition of the Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter combining items from a past issue, a notice and information from Karin Weber's services. We compiled this issue at the request of Karin's family and friends and it was not sent globally.

Hurray for Karin

She made it to the Sailing Singles' Skipper Awards Dinner on Saturday Oct 1. We celebrate her courage

In the photo above with Karin Weber in the center are clockwise Ren Bryant, Peggy Jo and Loretta Church.

Karin looked beautiful and even got out of her wheelchair for a dance. Here she is briefly detached from her oxygen tank dancing with John Chesney.

Please keep holding her up in prayer. Karin needs a real miracle.

The highly successful event was hosted by the the AMCOF pictured below. From L-R Larry Foy, chairman, Jim Henderson emcee, John Chesney and Joseph Flack.

By the way AMCOF stands for All Male Committee of Four.

  • Notice of Karin's Passing
  • Karin Weber passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2005 after a long and painful battle with cancer.

    She will lie in state at the Gramer Funeral Home at 705 N. Main in Clawson, Michigan from 6-PM on Friday October 7, 2005. The phone number of the funeral home is 248-435-9010

    There will be a funeral service at the funeral home at 10 am Saturday October 8, 2005

    Her positive, fighting spirit sustained her in her last year and she looked forward to recovering. The picture above of her dancing with John Chesney was taken on Saturday October 1, 2005 at the Sailing Singles Skipper's Dinner to which she was determined to attend She fought right up to the end.

    Following Saturday's memorial service, Karin's family is hosting a reception at the American Legion: Clawson Home (248) 588-6626 655 S Main St Clawson, MI 48017 .Food at the American Legion is being furnished by the family.

    Friends of Karin are also invited to meet at the Crews Inn, 31988 N. River, Harrison Township, (810) 463-8144 Sunday between 1 and 1:30pm Sunday to say their final good-byes. Bill Goodwin and Ken Hooper will be supplying their boats for the family. The boats will be going out at 2 PM with some family members. More boats are welcome to enable others to do the same.

  • Message from Jill Best
  • Karin L. Weber, age 56, died October 5, 2005, in her home after losing her battle with cancer. She was born March 25, 1949, in Coshocton Ohio. Karin earned her Masters degree in Art Education. She inspired many developing artists at the Detroit, Michigan, Academy of Arts and Sciences and Claymont High School in Uhrichsville, Ohio, as the high school art teacher.

    She was preceded in death by her father, William D. Jennings. She is survived by her mother, Lois K. Jennings, her six children, Justin (Shannon) Reiss, Jodie (Jason) Rusznak, Janel (Scott) Bevan, Jill Best, Amy (Dan) O'Brien, Jennifer (Chuck) Thornsley, three sisters Kathy (Don) Carnes, Kelly (Mitch) King, Kristie (Greg) Weingarth, nine grandchildren, Marc, Megan, Justin, & Jacob Reiss, Jolie, Jace, & Jarett Rusznak, AJ & Christopher Thornsley.

    She is beloved by many extended family and friends. For many years, she was prominent in the theater community as an actress and set designer. She was also an avid sailor and participated in Sailing Singles.

    Calling hours Friday, October 8, 2005, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main Street, Clawson, MI 48017. Memorial service Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

    Memorials to the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hospice, Children's Cancer Network, or Susan G. Komen foundation are welcome.

  • Karin's Children
  • From Left to Right Amy O'Brien, Jodie Rusznak, Jill Best, Jennifer Thornsley, Justin Reiss and Janel Bevan

  • Karin's Mother
  • Mrs. Lois Jennings

  • Janel and husband
  •  Janel  Bevan with husband

  • Jodi'e Family
  • Jodie holding Jarret Jolie, Jace and Jason Rusznak

  • Justin Reiss
  • Shannon and Justin Reiss

  • Jennifer Thornsley
  • Jennifer Thornsley and Kim Swickarts

  • Jennifer
  • Jennifer Thornsley, Amy O'Brien, Dan O'Brien and Jill Best

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