Renee Esplen-Karn, age 54, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Renee was born on August 21, 1960, the daughter of the late Sherwood Esplen and Audrey Esplen Kyburz and stepfather Carl Kyburz. Renee was a very kind and gentle soul with a loving and generous heart that was always giving to others. She was predeceased by her siblings, Ronald Kyburz and Richard Kyburz. She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her husband Richard Karn; brother Philip Kyburz Carol; and aunt Shirley O'Brien. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Road 4 blocks E of Woodward, Royal Oak. The funeral service will be Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Michigan Humane Society.