Karen S. Poynter

May 20, 1950 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Karen Poynter Obituary

Leetonia- Karen S. Poynter, 73, passed away unexpectedly at 11:12pm, Saturday, October 21, 2023 in the emergency room at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Karen was born May 20, 1950 in Chester, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Elzie and Ruth (Crawford) Louk and had lived in the area all of her life.

A 1970 graduate of Beaver Local High School, she started working at the Salem News in the mid 1980’s and then later worked at the Morning Journal, until she retired.

A Christian by faith, she was baptized at the Zora Baptist Church in St. Mary’s, West Virginia.

Karen enjoyed making crafts and collecting Angels, as well as taking day trips in the car.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles “Chuck” Poynter, whom she married April 27, 1970; sons, Charles B. “Brad” (Amy) Poynter and Kenneth A. “Kenny” Poynter; siblings, Wanema Cox, Kenneth Louk, Ralph (Loretta) Louk, and David Louk; grandsons, Michael, Jacob, Zachary, and Cameron Poynter; great granddaughter, Oaklee Poynter; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Carol McLaughlin, Kay Nale, and Shirley Eismon.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Pennington of the Lisbon Assembly of God Church officiating.  Burial will follow at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 11am until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

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October 24, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432

Funeral Service
October 24, 2023

1:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432


Columbiana County Memorial Park
16078 Irish Ridge Rd.
East Liverpool, OH 43920


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