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Karen L. McGeehan
August 11, 1949 - June 23, 2020

Karen L. McGeehan

Karen L. McGeehan
Aug 11, 1949 - Jun 23, 2020

Karen L. McGeehan
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Karen L. McGeehan, on June 23, 2020, of Woodbury, formerly of Blackwood. Age 70.

Loving mother of Colleen M. Swain (Jeff) and Kevin Moore (Lauren). Devoted Mom-Mom of Summer, Savannah, Erica, Ava, Alyssa and Ryan. Dear sister of Renie Frisch (Rich), Audrey McShane (Bill) and Edward McGeehan. Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Karen was very devoted to her grandchildren. She loved to dance and sing, especially off key.

Karen was a great party planner and she especially enjoyed shopping at Target.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in Karen's memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, 2 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103.

Ed McGeehan on Jul 5, 2020

To my sweet sister,
When I was a little boy I used to call you sissy, I’m not sure why I called you that but I think it’s because we formed a special bond from the very beginning. You truly had so many great traits. You were giving, loving, and you always had such an upbeat personality. You always loved to sing off-key and you loved to dance, dancing was your favorite. We had so many good times together and these memories I shared with you will last for a lifetime. The best trait that you had was being such a loving grandmother to your grandchildren. You always had such a big smile on your face when you were around them. I could truly tell that being around them was the best part of your life. I lost a big piece of my heart when I lost you, but I do know that you will always be watching over us. You were so strong and brave through your fight and that is something I will always admire, you were such a fighter. Right now I don’t believe that this will ever get any easier. Many people say grief never goes away, but that it becomes more numb and dull over time which allows us to move on more easily. Only time will tell. I’ll miss you Kay.

Love, your favorite brother.

Ed McGeehan on Jul 5, 2020

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Shawn & Sylvia on Jul 5, 2020

Shawn & Sylvia

Aunt Karen was such a loving and caring, who gave her all in everything she did. She never had the word "Quit" in her and that's something my pop pop taught her. You're singing at family parties, dancing with everyone, and also can't forget the aforementioned brownies! Will forever be missed. We love you!

Doug & Pamela Frisch on Jul 3, 2020

Doug & Pam Frisch
Aunt Karen was such a loving and caring woman who always gave so much to those around her. Her smile, love and laughter will stay in our hearts and memories. Doug and I will always remember you dancing and playing with your grand babies. You will be forever missed.

Stacy Stollsteimer on Jul 3, 2020

Aunt Karen was a ray of sunshine! She was always smiling as you can see in this video tribute! She always made us laugh esp with her Brownies it became a joke in our house! Colleen so happy you have all these pictures that show the wonderful person she was! I know Grandmom and Grandpop are with her and they will all protect us! Family gatherings won’t be the same without you Aunt Karen! Your smile and laugh will be missed! We Love you!

Tim & Jessica Mcshane on Jul 2, 2020

Due to current events I was one of the only people allowed to visit Aunt Karen on her last stay in the hospital. I can tell you that she remained the same person we loved. She was funny, emotional, and realistic. She maintained her dignity at all times. I was able to bring Aunt Karen a milkshake while she was in the hospital. It’s the fastest I seen someone drink a milkshake in a long time. In our final conversation she told me she took comfort in the thought of her Mom welcoming her to heaven. I know Grandmom was waiting for you Aunt Karen. We will miss you and your love will carry on through us. Tim & Jessica McShane.

Kristin & Bill mcshane on Jul 1, 2020

Such a beautiful video showing her life she enjoyed! Her positive energy and smile will be missed! It was so nice to see all of the pictures of her grandchildren, she loved them dearly!

Kasey McShane on Jul 1, 2020

Aunt Karen
A beautiful soul. Such a warm, kind-hearted and caring person. She always gave off such great energy. The love she had for her family and grand babies showed. She will be deeply missed. ❤️

Dawn Mulvihill on Jul 1, 2020

Our sincere condolences on your loss.
Dawn & Terrence Mulvihill and family

Cassy Robinsob on Jul 1, 2020

Karen was a wonderful woman. She will be missed but all of her good memories will be remembered. RIP Karen

Gardner Funeral Home on Jul 1, 2020

Kim on Jul 1, 2020

Kim on Jul 1, 2020

Family is forever

Kim on Jul 1, 2020

Family forever

Kim on Jul 1, 2020

Family is Forever

Kim Graham on Jun 30, 2020

My aunt loved her family

Maureen Frisch on Jun 29, 2020

My beautiful sister Karen. You left this world way to early . I know how hard you fought and never gave up. You fought so hard to the very end of your journey. I will always have and remember such beautiful memories . When you and I and Audrey would go to the craft fair at Rancocas Woods monthly in the fall. Great times and laughs we had. I will hold on to these and other memories forever and ever my dear sister. Until we meet again again is. Love ya your little sis Renie.

William Trindle on Jun 29, 2020

My sincere condolences, so sorry to hear about your loss. Bill Trindle.

John McShane on Jun 27, 2020

Aunt Karen
Happiness...even when you were crying (which you did a lot) you were always happy. No matter what challenge life presented you did not let it beat you or change you. You were a fighter with a smile on your face. Thank you for being such a positive person to admire

Carole Gernhardt Johnson on Jun 27, 2020

Fond memories of you at a young age. I baby sat for you on D street, & Washington Terrace in Audubon. You were a beautiful and sweet cousin. The whole family had wonderful times growing up....holidays on Kings highway & in Blackwood. Last time I saw you was at Audreys many years back. Was so sorry you were ill and missed our gathering last year in Ocean City. Hopefully you received my prayer cards I’ve keep you in my prayers. You were a favorite niece of my moms. We all know you are singing in heaven. Sincere condolences to your family. your cousin Carole Johnson

Bill McShane on Jun 27, 2020

Just a note to say: Thanks for all you have done to make this world a better place while you were here. My Favorite Sister-In-Law

joanne on Jun 27, 2020

MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES. MAY YOUR HEARTS BE FILLED WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THE TIME YOU SPENT TOGETHER WITH Karen YOU REFLECT ON A LIFE WELL SPENT AT ISAIAH; 25;8 HE WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH FOREVER, AND THE SOVEREIGH LORD JEHOVAH WILL WIPE AWAY THE TEARS FROM ALL FACES. THE REPROACH OF HIS PEOPLE HE WILL TAKE AWAY FROM ALL THE EARTH FOR JEHOVAH HIMSELF HAS SPOKEN IT.

Kimmy graham on Jun 26, 2020

Audrey Mcshane the brownies..lol.
She would say I followed the directions I don’t know what I did wrong. Haha. Loved hearing the stories about how she would take your clothes and then something would happen to them. A cigarette burn even though she didn’t smoke (haha) or a stain that she would hide from you. How she sat with you when you would come home from dates with dad. She was so funny and clumbsy.
Aunt Karen you were such a beacon of Strength. The way you took care of your family and always made sure they had what they needed, And how you handled your diagnosis with grace and fought hard till the end. I’m proud to have been your goddaughter. I can’t tell you how many times my mom compared me to you when i did some of the same things you used to do. I’ll miss you terribly. Take care of all of us. ❤️❤️

Audrey McShane on Jun 26, 2020

Audrey McShane
With a sad heart I had to say goodbye to my sister and Best Friend. We had a lifetime of good times and memories together. You truly were a beautiful and sweet person and you sure loved to dance. I was so amazed at the strength you fought your disease and never complained and you fought to the end. I will miss you but will smile because we now have a sweet Angel to look after us. Darn I will miss those rock hard brownies you made.

Danielle Bria (Vitali) on Jun 25, 2020

I am so saddened to learn about Karen’s passing. Although I have not seen her in several years, I used to think of her as a second mother to me. I thought about her many times over the years and hoped that she was doing well. Although it’s been a while, I can absolutely attest to her love of singing, especially off tune. And when she did that, she had a smile and a laugh that you couldn’t help but smile and laugh right back. And then also sing along, off tune. And I may not have not seen her around her grandchildren, but I remember what an unbreakable bond she had with her kids, especially her only daughter Colleen. What a dynamic (and hilarious) duo! She was always so proud of all her kids. I don’t like to use the term rest in peace, so I will see you see you later, Karen! 💜

Gail tilton on Jun 25, 2020

Karen was my sister in law for many years..I loved her like a sister..I spent so much time with her while she was going thru her illnesses...she was so strong thru it all..her 2 granddaughters absolutely adored her..and she lived for them. She will always be in my heart as I promised her I I would always look after her daughter..her son in law jeff and the 2 grandchildren..I will always and forever honor her request..rest in peace karen..you are free from pain in Jesus arms.

Dennis Gernhardt on Jun 24, 2020

In 1954, I was 4 years old and Karen was 5. It was very dark, just before what appeared to be a rain storm coming. We were riding Tricycles on Washington Terrace in Audubon. We both were yelling, “I wish it would rain”. And it did - but it was the beginning of Hurricane Hazel, the deadliest Hurricane at that time - Both Karen and I thought we were who caused that Hurricane. We were only 4 and 5. Almost 66 years ago. RIP COUSIN. DENNIS

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