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Kari Sue McFarlan

July 22, 1972 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Kari McFarlan Obituary

Kari Sue McFarlan of Tiffin, formerly of Weston and Bowling Green, joined her loving parents in Heaven on January 24, 2024, at the age of 51. She was born in Tiffin, Ohio, the third daughter of Dr. Edward M. McFarlan and Marthella (Campbell) McFarlan on July 22, 1972. The mold was broken after she was made.

Kari was a free spirited, adventurous person. She played ponytail softball and was a 4-H member for many years (unfortunately, cooking was not one of the projects that she stuck with.) She enjoyed creating “concoctions” when she cooked and also liked to craft. She was a 1990 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and Sentinel Career Center Cosmetology Program. For the next thirty years, Kari beautified, gave crazy hair colors to, and made many friends, while working at Fiesta Hair Salon as a manager, and Hairways in Bowling Green. From the time she was in junior high, Kari was a night owl. She often worked late nights, to accommodate the schedules of her clients. She could sell a bald man shampoo. Kari truly enjoyed giving life advice to and learning from the college students. She treasured her many clients who became close friends and maintained contact with her; especially Lori and James, Rose, Billie and Pat, Sandy, Lori and Chris. Life dealt Kari a blow with Thyroid Disease, which eventually limited her ability to work. She escaped death three times, but her cat Harper was her encouragement to push on. In 2022, Kari returned to Tiffin and thoroughly loved the view from her “Penthouse Suite” on the top floor at Kiwanis Manor.

Kari was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. She leaves behind her sister Elisabeth (Beth) McFarlan-Hutson and her favorite brother-in-law, Clark Hutson of Tiffin; as well as a sister Amy McFarlan of Grove City.

Kari was a very compassionate person who always had a big heart. She enjoyed helping people, when she was able, even if she didn’t have much to give. Because she was so passionate about her career in Cosmetology, as a tribute to her life long work, memorials may be made to Sentinel Career and Technology Center Cosmetology department or the Senior Community Center of Kiwanis Manor Bus Fund.

Kari’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a private burial service with a Celebration of Life to be held on her birthday weekend, in Tiffin.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

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