Karen Williams

Born: Sat., May 19, 1951
Died: Thu., Apr. 25, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 28, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 29, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Karen S. (Harpster) Williams, age 67, of North East,
died on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born on May 19, 1951, in Port Matilda,
Centre County, Pa., the daughter of the late Leroy and
Irene (Hoy) Harpster.
Karen graduated Fairview High
School in 1969 and was formerly
employed as a graphic artist by
Quick Print. She loved spending
time with her grandchildren and
enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting,
gardening, canning, and nature.
Karen will be sadly missed by her
friends and family.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; a sister, Donna Fuller; and a brother Jeff
Karen is survived by her husband of 48 years, Michael
F. Williams, whom she married on July 17, 1971;
children, Amanda Reedy of North East and Andrew
Williams (Christie) of Warminster, Pa.; a sister, Tami
Harpster of Syracuse, N.Y.; brothers, David Harpster
of Fairview, Dennis Harpster (Emma) of San Francisco,
Calif., and Rick Harpster of Erie; grandchildren,
Tristan Reedy, Emmanuel Reedy, Xavier Reedy, Rita
Anne Reedy, Jonathan Williams, and Chloe Williams;
niece, Susan Fuller of Chicago; and a nephew, Brian
Harpster of Erie.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral
Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Sunday
from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and are invited to attend
a prayer service on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral
home followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Gregory
Thaumaturgus Church. Officiating the service is Fr.
William Williams. The Knights of Columbus Council
#4262 will pray the rosary on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the
funeral home. Interment will be held at St. Gregory
Cemetery. Memorials may me made to the North East
Food Pantry, 30 Bothel Street, North East, PA 16428,
or the McCord Memorial Library, 32 West Main Street,
North East, PA 16428.

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