Saturday, June 19, 2004

Karen Weiler, day-care owner

By Nicole Hamilton
The Cincinnati Enquirer

FAIRFIELD - Karen Weiler devoted much of her life to children.

The mother of three spent hours driving her children to their numerous after-school activities.

And for years, she owned and operated Rugrats, a day care center in Colerain Township.

"She was a very outgoing, family-oriented girl," said her aunt, Jessie Bell of Fairfield.

Mrs. Weiler died Wednesday at Mercy South Hospital in Fairfield after collapsing at her Fairfield home.

The cause of death has not been determined. She was 35.

Raised in Mount Healthy, Mrs. Weiler graduated from Mount Healthy High School and worked at Hamilton Mutual Insurance Co. until opening her day-care service in the early 1990s. She operated the day care for 12 years.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Weiler of Fairfield; two daughters, Megan Kristine and Erica Nicole Weiler, both of Fairfield; a son, Connor Michael Weiler of Fairfield; her father, Daniel Betzold of Blue Ash; a brother, Danny Betzold of Chesapeake, Va.; and three sisters, Lisa Davis of Clermont County, Ann Marie "Fee" Dietrich of Bradenton, Fla., and Jenny Betzold of Fairfield.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Assumption, 7711 Joseph St., Mount Healthy.

Memorials: Karen Weiler Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington National Bank, 9155 Allen Road, West Chester, OH 45069.


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