Karen Rogers

February 3 1960 - February 14 2024

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Visitation :

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
Friday February 23rd 2024 3-5 pm

1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43212



Celebration of Life
Friday February 23rd 2024 at 5:00 pm

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus , Ohio 43212


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Karen Layton Rogers, age 64, of Grove City, born February 3, 1960 to Ralph and Pat Layton, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her husband, Don and her daughter, Haley, on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 after an extended illness. She was a graduate of Grandview Heights High School and The Ohio State University. She was employed by Southwest City schools, most recently at Monterey Elementary School where staff graciously donated their sick time to support her through her illness. Karen's early career was in the travel business, where she received multiple Pacesetter awards at American Express Travel. Karen grew up with the joy of large family gatherings, including fond memories of being together with the Tosi cousins. She was an avid book reader and when younger, would return home from the library with a wagon full of books. Karen would always choose to read a book over watching TV, unless it was General Hospital. Karen and Don met on a blind date in January 1992 and married on February 27, 1994 in Hawaii. They created a beautiful "farm life" at their historic home that they restored and renovated. Don enjoyed Karen's many talents, especially her cooking, gardening, and cleaning. Karen and Don traveled internationally and experienced many beautiful places together, before having Haley in 1998. Karen was a dedicated mom to her only child, Haley to whom she imparted her work ethic and frugality. Karen also had a special love for her girlfriends, with whom she golfed, travelled, and enjoyed time often together in the "Party Barn." Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Pat Layton, and is survived by husband, Don; daughter, Haley (Justin Hill); step-children, Tiffany and Chris; step-grandchildren, Anthony and Caleb; siblings, Lynne (David) Walter, Mike (Barbi) Layton; uncle, Jim Layton, and many nieces and nephews who adored her. A visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home 1177 W 5th Ave, Columbus Ohio 43212 from 3-5 pm with a Celebration of Life service at 5pm.

Condolences for Karen Rogers

From : Kevin Kennedy
To : Rogers Family
Date: February 19th 2024

I was truly saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathies and condolences extended to your entire family. Her presence on this Earth will certainly be missed by all those having the pleasure of crossing her path. She was a wonderful person.
From : Kara Thompson
To : Family
Date: February 19th 2024

She was one of the best humans I’ve ever met! So sorry for your loss! Your care of her will forever be appreciated! Huge hugs! Xoxoxo
From : Nancy and Mark Kausel
To : Family
Date: February 19th 2024

Mark and I are remembering you all in our prayers. Karen was truly, One of a Kind, and I have so many fantastic fun memories with her, and of her humor and quick wit, that I will forever cherish. I also love the connection to Portsmouth and stories of our parents from there that we shared. I miss her already and she will forever be in my heart. Please accept our most sincere sympathies. Xoxo God Bless
From : Todd Williams
To : Karen Rogers
Date: February 20th 2024

How to even begin to describe what a close and wonderful relationship I had with my beloved cousin for so many years is nearly impossible. Sharing hilarious moments and laughter from toddlers to adults. Food, family, parties, vacations, holidays, and whenever I moved to - she was there. I’ll miss her and will be forever grateful for a lifetime of memories with her, my beautiful cousin.
From : Mike and Angie Fleshman
To : Don and family
Date: February 20th 2024

Our deepest condolences. It's been many years but I won't ever forget our trips together, the way she made us laugh and her love for everyone around her. Watching her enjoy life was a pleasure. Sending lots of love and strength.
From : Kevin Morris
To : Family of Karen Layton Rogers
Date: February 20th 2024

Mike and Lynn, and all of her family, sorry about your loss. Spent a lot of time as a kid at the Layton household. You will be remembered.
From : Jody Huggins
To : The family of Karen Layton Rogers
Date: February 21st 2024

I was a friend of Karen's parents and watched her grow from a sweet child to a beautiful woman. My sincere condolences to Don and the family for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
From : Merry and Bob Murray
To : The Rogers Family
Date: February 21st 2024

The Murray family wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your memories of Karen, provide you with comfort during this time of grief.
From : Cousin Susie Spriggs Smith
To : Family of Karen Rogers
Date: February 21st 2024

To all of the family I am so saddened by Karen's passing. She was a wonderful person and cousin. I loved her laugh. Made me laugh and feel happy when I heard it. Growing up the Tose cousins were a close knit group and we had such fun together. Love to all.
From : Angie Herbert
To : Don and Haley
Date: February 21st 2024

I’m deeply saddened by Karen’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with her in high school and at OSU. Karen was smart, fun and a loyal friend. In between editing my term papers with expert skill, she convinced me to join the OSU ski club in 1980 just to get on their bus for spring break in Florida. We had a blast!

To Karen’s family I’m wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
From : Dave Spriggs
To : Family of Karen Layton Rogers
Date: February 22nd 2024

Very sorry to hear about Karen. Memories of her go way back to when we were all so young and they are all good memories. Sincere condolences to her entire family
From : Pete and Kim Spriggs and family
To : The Family
Date: February 22nd 2024

Karen and Lynn were the greatest at putting up with Mike and me when we were kids. They always had the brightest, warmest disposition. Karen always treated me and my wife Kim so well when we'd visit with the Laytons and Toses. And when she was a young teen, I mostly remember her --and Lynn-- taking rides at our house all day on my brother Dave's Honda 70---and laughing and giggling the entire time. Spriggses always LOVED our visits with the Laytons! Love and God Bless....
From : Al and Connie Goff
To : Don and family
Date: February 23rd 2024

So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing, in the few times we met her she was a very sweet and friendly person please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers 💐
From : Shell
To : Donny
Date: February 23rd 2024

I am sorry that your Karen is gone. We will miss her so much.
From : Joe Buck
To : Layton and Rogers Families
Date: February 25th 2024

I was so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She and the entire Layton family were always very nice and supportive to me in my adolescent years, even when I didn’t really deserve it. She was a genuinely nice person and had a laugh that you would never forget. Unfortunately, I just learned of this tragic news yesterday. I hope that her siblings, family and close friends are able to recover from this loss and can begin to focus on the many great memories that you have in hearts. I’m truly sorry for your loss.
From : Chantalle Vicich
To : Don Rogers and Family
Date: February 26th 2024

I so sorry for the loss of Karen. I met her only one day and liked her on the spot. I am praying for you and your family. I placed you on the prayer rolls. Sorry I can't make it. I am dealing with a lot of health issues at present.
From : Megan your favorite nurse
To : Don
Date: March 5th 2024

Karen and you will always hold a special place in my heart.