January 17, 1939 - September 11, 2018
Karen M. Chronister, 79, of Coloma died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. Services celebrating her life will be held at 11 AM on Monday, Sept 17, at the Coloma First Congregational Church. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 PM to 5 PM on Sunday at the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Coloma. Memorials should be made to the Coloma First Congregational Church or the Marie Yeager Cancer Center. Please share messages, memories or photos at www.florin.net. Karen was born on Jan 17, 1939 in Grand Rapids to George and Evelyn Miller. She married her husband, Charles “Chuck” Chronister, Jr. on May 23, 1959 in Coloma and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2010. Together they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Karen was a lifelong member of the Coloma First Congregational Church and she was active in the Religious Education for many years. She enjoyed taking care of the neighborhood children and was “mom” to many of them. She also enjoyed making cakes for everyone. Karen was always willing to help out and she was a loving and caring mom to her family. Her family includes her son, Dennis Chronister of Kingston, NY; her 2 grandchildren, William and Ryan and her 2 great grandchildren, Jacob and Josephine. Her family also includes her special friends; the families of Bruce Becker and Guy Bartels, Linda Northrup, her caregivers, the Arcadia Home Health Care, and her home health aide, Sandra Henley. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Bruce in 1980 and David in 1988.
Karen M. Chronister, 79, of Coloma died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. Services celebrating her life will be held at 11 AM on Monday, Sept 17, at the Coloma First Congregational Church. Burial will... View Obituary & Service Information
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