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Betty J. Karns, 81, of New Castle passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at her residence.
Born on March 7, 1936, in New Castle, she was a daughter of Paul and Regina Sallmen Durlesser.
She married Edward H. Karns on Jan. 17, 1959, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1988.
She was a graduate of New Castle High School.
Betty was employed with the Lawrence County Assistance Office for more than 14 years.
She was an active member of First Alliance Church, where she held various offices.
She enjoyed reading, gardening and, most of all, enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
Betty is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Bradley) Jacobs of Burns, Tennessee, Susan (Steve) Slack of Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Sallie (Carl) Hahn of Aiken, South Carolina; two grandsons, Matthew Jacob and Seth Slack; and a granddaughter, Jenna Slack.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, Arthur P. Durlesser.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., New Castle.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Philip Harrison officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on January 30, 2018
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