OBITUARY

Hildegard Karns

October 6, 1927January 16, 2019
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Hildegard Schmolke Karns, age 91, of Smyrna, TN, passed away the morning of January 16, 2019. She was born in Gleiwitz, Germany in 1927, and lived in Munich where she married Leslie Karns before moving to the United States in 1951. The daughter of the late Felix and Martha Schmolke, she is survived by sons, Robert Karns and his wife Debbie of Smyrna and Donnie Karns of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Diana Karns Cary and husband Josh of Smyrna; sister, Hanne Kiy of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; brothers, Adolf Schmolke of Bamberg, Germany and Peter Schmolke also of Germany; grandson, Joshua Karns; granddaughters, Heather Lucht Hunstable, Eliza Cary, Erin Cary, Jodie Newton and Jamie Ross; great grandchildren, Theo, Vega, Henry and Malakai. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Karns, daughter, Nora Karns Lucht and siblings, Else Nestman, Alfred Schmolke, Irma Schuehlein, Rudolf Schmolke, Hans Schmolke, Richard Schmolke and Helga Schmolke.

Hilde was a devoted wife, loving mother and loyal friend. She loved cooking and feeding people, flower gardening, reading, music, beautiful art and scenery and playing the harmonica. She was a member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church.

Friends are cordially invited to visitation on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 12:00 noon till 1:30pm at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. The service will begin at 1:30pm with Rev. Loyd Mabry officiating. Placement will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro following the service. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com. Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, 615-893-2742.

Services

  • Greeting of Friends Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Monday, January 21, 2019
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Biography

Hildegard Schmolke Karns, age 91, of Smyrna, TN, passed away the morning of January 16, 2019. She was born in Gleiwitz, Germany in 1927, and lived in Munich where she married Leslie Karns before moving to the United States in 1951. The daughter of the late Felix and Martha Schmolke, she is survived by sons, Robert Karns and his wife Debbie of Smyrna and Donnie Karns of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Diana Karns Cary and husband Josh of Smyrna; sister, Hanne Kiy of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; brothers, Adolf Schmolke of Bamberg, Germany and Peter Schmolke also of Germany; grandson, Joshua Karns; granddaughters, Heather Lucht Hunstable, Eliza Cary, Erin Cary, Jodie Newton and Jamie Ross; great grandchildren, Theo, Vega, Henry and Malakai. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Karns, daughter, Nora Karns Lucht and siblings, Else Nestman, Alfred Schmolke, Irma Schuehlein, Rudolf Schmolke, Hans Schmolke, Richard Schmolke and Helga Schmolke.

Hilde was a devoted wife, loving mother and loyal friend. She loved cooking and feeding people, flower gardening, reading, music, beautiful art and scenery and playing the harmonica. She was a member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church.

Friends are cordially invited to visitation on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 12:00 noon till 1:30pm at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. The service will begin at 1:30pm with Rev. Loyd Mabry officiating. Placement will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro following the service. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com. Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, 615-893-2742.