Karen M. Kropewnicki, 66, died Dec. 8, 2009, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast.

Born March 12, 1943, in Marlborough, Mass., Karen was the daughter of Charles E. and Margaret (LaPorte) Fisher. After graduating from high school, she attended college and received her bachelor of science degree in nutrition.

In 1968 Karen married Norbert J. Kropewnicki. For many years Karen and Norbert resided in Zenia, Ohio. They later moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she was employed as a dietitian at a Catholic monastery as well as at a junior high school. Following the death of her husband, Karen moved to Searsport with her aunt in 1989, where they owned and operated the Flowering Plum Bed & Breakfast for several years.

Karen was a communicant at St. Francis Catholic Church in Belfast, where she had been a very active volunteer. For church fairs and sales, Karen made a variety of jams and jellies, and she served as the cook at The Stone Soup Kitchen in Belfast, which was a ministry of the church. Karen was an avid reader and enjoyed braiding rugs as well as all other handcrafts and needlework. She loved animals, especially her cats Tippy and Fiesty. An excellent cook, Karen will be remembered for the gourmet treats that she unselfishly shared with others.

In 2005 Karen moved to her new home in Lincolnville, where she joined the Lincolnville Women’s Club. She very much enjoyed doing crafts with her new friends.

Karen is survived by a stepdaughter, Tamara Waight of Sonoma, Calif.; four grandchildren, Brandic Morehouse, Candace Waight, Jan Erick Waight and Joshua Waight; a great-grandchild, Erinn Morehouse; and several close friends, Nancy Heald of Lincolnville and Dianne Long of Belfast.

Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by a special friend, Kenneth Beach.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden.