Edna M. Karp

October 19, 1939June 20, 2014

Edna M. Karp, 74, of Hyde, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Karp was born October 19, 1939 in Winburne, the daughter of Thomas S. and Eva L. (Fortney) Carr.

She was a homemaker and had owned and operated Karp’s Ceramics in Hyde.

Mrs. Karp was affiliated with the Methodist Faith.

She was a former member and president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Frenchville, former member and president of the SGT William L. Dixon Detachment Ladies Auxiliary and a former member of TOPS.

Mrs. Karp is survived by her husband, Robert J. Karp, whom she married December 5, 1959 in Allport, a son, David R. Karp and his wife Lori of Hyde, a daughter Sharon K. Hertlein and her husband Dennis J. of Hyde, four grandchildren; Stacey L. and Justin R. Karp and Courtney A. and Ryan J. Hertlein, four brothers; Doug, Floyd, James and Monty and two sisters; Joan and Sandy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers; Richard, Leroy, Bob and Ted.

Honoring Mrs. Karp’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 S. 2nd St., Clearfield, PA 16830.

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Bucky Cox

June 24, 2014

Hello David,

Your news here is tough with which to deal on any front. I'm so sorry I didn't get this news until today when I checked my messages. Oh gosh…I do feel much sorrow for you, your entire family. I had no idea she was sick in any way but have always prayed for you and your family over the years because I can and will for all of my friends throughout my life.

I don't know what to really state to help ease you pain other to echo your words that she's not in pain anymore. This is a good thing. When my Dad passed in 2009, he was probably not in pain but was on life support…one day he was good, and the next day he had a spell of toxic pneumonia and that's what did him in. I never really got to say goodbye to him when he was lucid. Hopefully, you got a chance to do so with your dear Mom.

I cannot imagine the pain you must be going through, but rest assured I will continue to pray for you and your family always.

I weep as I write this and will do anything you need for me to do if you need it. She raised a great man in you. You've always been one, and always will be thanks to her love, caring, and nurturing . Yes, it takes a Mom and a Dad to do this. However, to lose one of that is so important to a man's life – a Mom - must be difficult beyond belief.

You shall meet her once again, that is a given.

Love Always,

Bucky Cox

John 3:16

George Maines

June 23, 2014

Bob & Dave,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you in your time of need. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
George & Kathy Maines.

Bud Swales

June 23, 2014

So sorry to hear of Mae's passing. She was a wonderful woman who raised a great family. Still remember the ceramic shop and watching Steeler games at the Karp's! My sincerest condolences.