Karen Amber Ashman

Blissfield – Karen Amber Ashman, age 76 of Blissfield, passed away unexpectedly on June 9, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.


She was born on October 4, 1942, in Toledo, OH to Richard and Lenore (Lathrop) Schaedler. She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her master’s degree from the University of Michigan. On June 28, 1975, she married Donald Ashman and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2008. Karen worked for Blissfield Schools for over 30 years as a Teacher, Librarian, and also directed school plays. She was a member of Blissfield Presbyterian Church. Karen enjoyed playing cards, photography, talking to people, and traveling around the world with Don.  


Karen is survived by her brother, Robert (Christine) Schaedler; a sister, Kathryn (John) Doerfler; nieces and nephews, Nate (Michelle) Doerfler, Kerry (Pat) Zubke, Christopher and Matthew Schaedler; and great nieces and nephews, Jessica, John, and Brian Schaedler, Seth and Evan Zubke, Arthur and Kathryn Doerfler, and Julia Jones. In addition to her husband, Don, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a great nephew, Jacob Schaedler.


A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with a gathering beginning at 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield with Rev. Douglas Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.         


You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial donations can be given to the Blissfield Presbyterian Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.