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Karen Lee Guiney, 45, of Big Rapids

Karen Lee Guiney, 45, of Big Rapids, passed away Wednesday,  August 10, 2022.

She was born August 6th, 1977, in Big Rapids, the daughter of Roger and Mary Kay (Sherry) Guiney. Karen grew up in Pine Ridge subdivision and attended Big Rapids Public Schools throughout her K-12 career. She was a hardworking, diligent student who eventually graduated at the top of her class in 1995. Karen studied accounting at Western Michigan University and graduated in 1999. She later earned an MBA from Central Michigan University. Karen began her accounting career at Crowe Chizek in Grand Rapids. While she worked for several firms throughout her career, she spent the majority of it working for Roger Guiney, C.P.A. 

Karen's passions during her formative years were ice skating and running. She was a member of the Big Rapids Figure Skating Club for many years, and was an accomplished runner who was part of the 1992 BRHS state championship cross country team and its record setting two-mile relay team.

Karen was an active member of the Big Rapids Jaycees and St. Paul's Campus Parish. She taught figure skating for the BRFSC, and for a short while was an adjunct faculty at FSU. In her free time, Karen enjoyed baking, reading, and exercising. Karen was loved and will be missed by her family.

She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Kay Guiney. Karen is survived by her father Roger Guiney (Denise) of Big Rapids; her sister Catherine Guiney Smith (Matthew) of Grand Rapids; and her brothers Brian Guiney (Marty) of Traverse City and Jeff Guiney (Diana) of Petoskey.  

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2022, at St. Paul’s Campus Parish in Big Rapids, with Father Lam Le as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Karen’s family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2022, at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids, and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Paul’s.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made for National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) or Newaygo County Compassion Home of Fremont, MI. Share a memory or express condolences at


Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Basketball (Boys)

12/4/23 - 7:00pm

Lakeview @ Saranac

12/5/23 - 7:00pm

Big Rapids @ GR Aviation Acad

   -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

Tri County @ Greenville

Grant @ Hart

Newaygo @ Montague

Pine River @ Morley Stanwood

Evart @ Reed City

Mason County Central @ White Cloud

12/6/23 - 7:00pm

Chip Hills @ Gladwin

12/8/23 - 7:30pm

Big Rapids @ Reed City

   -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

Central Montcalm @ Newaygo

Chip Hills @ Morley Stanwood

Grant @ Lakeview

White Cloud @ Tri County

Kent City @ Fruitport Calvary Christian


CSAA Basketball (Girls)

12/4/23 - 7:00pm

Reed City @ Evart

Tri County @ Lakeview (6:30pm)

Grant @ Ravenna

Farwell @ Chip Hills

Mason County East @ White Cloud

12/5/23 - 7:00pm

Cedar Springs @ Big Rapids

Carson Ciy-Crystal @ Central Montcalm

Greenville @ Tri County

Pine River @ Morley Stanwood

Montague @ Newaygo

12/8/23 - 7:30pm

Big Rapids @ Reed City

Central Montcalm @ Newaygo

Chip Hills @ Morley Stanwood

Grant @ Lakeview

White Cloud @ Tri County

Kent City @ Kenowa Hills


Big Rapids Ice Hockey

12/2/23 - 2:00pm

Big Rapids 0 @ Plymouth 8

12/8/23 - 2:00pm

Grosse Ille @ Big Rapids

12/9/23 - 8:00pm

Big Rapids @ Gaylord

12/15/23 - 7:00pm

Jackson Lumen Christi @ Big Rapids

12/16/23 - 11:35am

Okemos @ Big Rapids

12/20/23 - 7:15pm

Big Rapids @ Midland Dow

12/22/23 - 5:00pm

Big Rapids @ Cheboygan


Big Rapids Bowling (Boys & Girls)

12/2/23 - 2:00pm

Boys - Big Rapids 22 @ Lakeview 8

Girls - Big Rapids 20 @ Lakeview 9

12/9/23 - 9:00am

Boys - Central Montcalm @ Big Rapids

Girls - Central Montcalm @ Big Rapids

12/16/23 - 9:00am

Boys - Big Rapids @ Kent City

Girls - Big Rapids @ Kent City

CSAA Basketball Standings

CSAA - Boys

  1. Newaygo 2-1 (1-0)
  2. Big Rapids 1-1 (1-0)
  3. Grant 1-1 (1-0)
  4. Kent City 1-1 (1-0)
  5. Reed City 1-1 (1-0)
  6. Tri County 1-2 (1-1)
  7. Central Montcalm 2-1 (0-1)
  8. White Cloud 1-1 (0-0)
  9. Lakeview 0-2 (0-2)
  10. Morley Stanwood 0-2 (0-1)
  11. Chip Hills 0-2 (0-1)

CSAA - Girls

  1. Newaygo
  2. Big Rapids
  3. Grant
  4. Kent City
  5. Reed City
  6. Tri County
  7. Central Montcalm
  8. White Cloud
  9. Lakeview
  10. Morley Stanwood
  11. Chip Hills

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