JAMES, Karen S., 75, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022. She was born February 19, 1947, in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of William C. and Loretta A. (Glaser) James. Karen spent 30 years as a middle school teacher at South Vienna School in Northeastern Local School District. Survivors include three siblings; Kathy LaLonde, Springfield, David & Kim James, Springfield, and Jeanette McEvoy, Pickerington, OH, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, William Mark James, and a brother-in-law, Joe LaLonde. Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to one of Karen's favorite charities by going to https://linktr.ee/KarenSJames. "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone, but what is woven into the lives of others."