Karin Elizabeth Stine, 62, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, died in February 2020. She was born in Buffalo, NY on April 19, 1957, daughter of Oscar C. and Janet B. Stine.
As an occupational therapist, she provided services at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA, in private practice in Idaho, Maine, and Jefferson County, West Virginia. Throughout her life she studied holistic healing practices. Many children developed into healthier human beings through her efforts.
She loved music and many types of dancing. For years she was an active member of Shepherdstown Music and Dance, and in similar organizations in Maine and Idaho. She loved to sing and was a skilled pianist. She also loved to commune with nature through outdoor activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing and gardening.
Karin attended Asbury Methodist, New Street Methodist, and Shepherdstown Presbyterian churches. She hoped at times to enter the Methodist ministry and was proud when she was asked to give prayers and readings in services.
Due to her struggles with mental health issues, she eventually moved in with her parents, who served as her caregivers. Near the end of their lives, she and other family members helped care for them.
The family appreciates all in the community who supported Karin in the midst of her struggles, including the Sheriff’s office and DHHR who did their best as her conservator and guardian, with special thanks to Sergeant Fletcher who was remarkable in his patience and compassion.
Karin is survived by a brother Colin, his wife Jeananne, sisters Nancy and Susan, their husbands Donald Meyer and Christopher Donham, brother-in-law Bill Brose and his wife Dorolyn Smith, and six nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held March 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: National Park Foundation.