In Memory

Karen Bell (Redrup)

From Bill Jones -

KAREN BELL REDRUP passed away couple years ago. She was my sign languge interpreter.

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02/27/10 06:46 PM #1    

Sally Horsman Collins

Toledo Blade lists Karen's death date as Aug. 26, 2007.

06/17/10 11:00 PM #2    

Jo Anne Michael (Killion)

Information found on

Funeral Service for DEAFinitely IT Inc. Co-founder


August 29, 2007

To all of our Closest Friends and Deaf community,

As you well know DEAFinitely IT Inc. was founded by Karen Redrup and Helen Jones in 1992.

We have just been given the news that we have lost one of our founding interpreters Karen Redrup.

Karen kept in touch with as many of her friends as she could while fighting the battle against the disease that took her life. We know that she has touched so many people’s lives and we are proud of her for her accomplishments and the dedication that she made to her family, friends and the Deaf community. We here at DEAFinitely IT know how much she cherished each and every one of you.

I’m sure she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Visitation and funeral information for Karen Redrup is as follows:
Newcomer Funeral Home
4150 W. Laskey Road (near Talmadge Road)
Toledo, Ohio
Phone: 419-473-0300
Visitation: Wednesday September 5, 2007 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Funeral: Thursday September 6, 2007 10:00 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home
Services will be interpreted

12/07/10 01:18 AM #3    

James Brenizer

I never knew of her connection with our Start HS class but I got to know her during my years at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, when I contracted with DEAFinitely It, Inc., to provide Sign Language interpreting for our in and outpatients for many years.  She was extrememely talented at ASL and provided many trainings for me and other hospital staff on deaf culture.

I had no idea she was ill or of her passing until seeing her info on our site here today.  She was truly wonderful.  Jim Brenizer, Holland, OH

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