Edna Rose (Hogue) Karns

July 24, 1928 ~ September 28, 2019 (age 91)


Edna Rose Karns, 91, of Meadville died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Wesbury United Methodist Community.


She was born July 24, 1928 in Meadville a daughter of John and Clara Miller Hogue.  She married Robert Ray Karns February 6, 1954 and he preceded her in death June 10, 1999.


She was a graduate of Meadville High School and worked as a secretary for the Keystone View Co. until its closing, Barnes Auto Service, Jim Taylor Motors, Crawford County Vo-Tech and the City of Meadville.


She was a charter member of the Hilltopers Ladies group, was a member of the Silver Sneakers and collected Salt & Pepper Shakers from all over the world for 73 years.


She is survived by two sons, John R. Karns (Cynthia) and James E. Karns (Nancy) both of Meadville; six grandchildren, Christopher J. Karns (Dawn), Jacob J. Karns (Dustie), Heather L. Karns (her boyfriend, Nick Basko), Stephanie B. Towers (Bryan), Curtis Karns and Selvia L. Karns; four great grandchildren, Nathan C. Karns, Carter A. Karns, Alaina G. Karns and Rogan R. Karns; a sister, Helen Rodgers of Meadville; a brother Donald Hogue of Sunnyvale, CA and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Hogue, Francis Hogue and Albert Hogue and two sisters, Ruth Reichel and Audrey Karn.


Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville.


The funeral service will be Wednesday, October 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main Street, Meadville with Rev. Sarah Roncolato, Pastor, officiating.


Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memories be made to Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335.


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October 1, 2019

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Funeral Service
October 2, 2019

10:30 AM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335


Stone United Methodist Church
956 S. Main Street, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-724-6736

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