Karen (Hatfield) Sabin, age 64, died of a pulmonary embolism on July 19th, 2019 in Three Rivers Michigan. Karen was born in Vicksburg Michigan on December 8th, 1954. She was the daughter of George and Ethel (McElvain) Hatfield.
Karen was living on the family farm with her parents, and six brothers and sisters, until 1965, when her father passed away. They sold the farm and moved into the village of Vicksburg. While moving in, her mother sent her to the neighbor's house to use the phone. Upon returning home, at age eleven she declared that she would marry the boy that lived across the street. They grew up together as high school sweethearts. He waited for her to graduate from Vicksburg High school in 1973. On September 21, 1973 she did exactly that. She married Timothy Kevin Sabin at The Wakeshma Baptist Church near Fulton MI.
On March 4th, 1977, she gave birth to their first child. Jennifer Sabin, who later married Arthur Robert's the third, of Constantine MI. They blessed her with three grandchildren. Arthur Robert's the fourth. Age 18. Carson Robert's, age 16. and Addison Paige Kayren Robert's, age 11.
On October 22, 1979 she gave birth to Jeremy Sabin , who preceded her in death in 1999, at the age of twenty.
On October 11, 1982 she gave birth to Justin Sabin. Justin later married Beth Lampham. They blessed her with two grandchildren, Jeremy Sabin, age 12. Alyssa Sabin, age 10. Justin married his last wife, Hope Sabin, and they blessed her with 2 more beautiful granddaughters, Sissa Sabin, age 10, and Vanessa Sabin, age 2.
Karen is survived by her brothers and sisters and their spouses. Roy and Alice (German) Hatfield. Judy (Meyers) Hatfield. Don and Judy (Erskin)Hatfield. Doris (Hatfield) Tyler. Mike and Sue (Brookman) Hatfield. Cathy (Queen of the no-bakes) Hatfield. Lloyd and Claudia (Sabin) Jackson. Scott and Cathy (McKinnon) Sabin.
Karen is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. When this family has a reunion they can almost pack a football stadium. This is truly an amazing family.
Sadly, Karen was preceded in death by both her parents George and Ethel Hatfield. Her in-laws, Milford and Norma (Hardwick) Sabin, Her brother George Hatfield the second, nephew George Hatfield the third, her son Jeremy Sabin, and brother in law, Walt Tyler.
Karen requested that no funeral service be provided for her. Please visit Karen's page at www.avincremation.com where you can leave a memory, post a picture, or sign her guest book. Family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. (269)679-5622.
Who was Karen……. Karen was our everything.
She was a friend, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, my lover, my best friend.
She was a quiet, and fun loving woman. Her best friend, Diann King loved to bring out her craziness.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Taking them shopping, attending their sporting events, or playing out in the yard. She was ready. She found gardening relaxing and loved a good cup of cappuccino. (Right Diann???)
I asked the kids if they had a memory they would like to share?
Jenni remembered the sisters annual Christmas shopping trip to G. R. During this trip somebody in a parking lot was rude to them.... and Karen lipsticked their windows. Jenni will always remember their “SPECIAL K” adventure.
That brought up a memory of my own. I only saw her out of control once. Anyone that knows the story can relate to this statement. "Somethings going to get broke, and someone is going to get hurt.... and, I think it going to be you...... Right after the Christmas tree".
Justin said Mom was his personal Google. Any problem, or question he had, she could answer it.
Hope said, She was our own personal hero. Karen was her healer. They were 2 peas in a pod.
Sam-man remembers them running to catch the ice cream truck, then eating ice cream sitting at his little table.
Carson will remember how happy she was on the Harvestfest hay ride,
Addi wants to remember the cinnamon swirl French toast they used to order at Main Street Cafe. She also loved the fall harvest celebration.
Jeremy will always remember Grandma’s magical hugs. He said, he always got special treatment on the shopping adventures with his sisters.
Alyssa will remember a special tradition they started with Grandma. On the last day of school, Grandma would pick them up, and they would go to McDonalds for lunch, followed by shopping and shopping and shopping.
Sissa will always cherish the time that she and Grandma spent watching their reality shows together.
Little Nessa had Grandma roaring at her dance moves.
I want to always remember her smile. The twinkle in her eyes. The way that only she could look at me. The way she snuggled. The way she said Timmy Kev, when I was naughty. Her beautiful smile, hands and heart. Oh, and man could she kiss.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to the staff and doctors at Three Rivers Health who tried to save her, and for comforting me in my grief.
Dear Lord, I want to thank You for the time we shared, with Karen. The family you blessed us with. The friends and extended family that you have provided as our support group. I ask that you reach down and lay your healing hand on all of us that are suffering, And Lord, I ask that you touch all that are suffering. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen