Karolyn L. Stone, 81, of Warren, PA., died Monday evening, November 14, 2016, following a brief illness. She was born on December 28, 1934 in Mead Township, PA., the oldest child of the late Charles P. and A. DeEtta (Anna) Lane.
She graduated from Warren High School in 1953 and received her nursing degree in 1956 from Allegheny Valley Hospital School of Nursing in Natrona Heights, PA. She worked in emergency room, intensive care and medical-surgical hospital units for a number of years before becoming a school nurse for the Warren County School District, retiring in 1998. Karolyn was a life member of Youngsville chapter #478 Order of the Eastern Star, was a Past Matron of Warren Chapter #56 and a Past District Deputy. She was also involved with the American Red Cross and an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Youngsville. Karolyn enjoyed stamping and card marking, along with crocheting and knitting.
Karolyn is survived by her children, Charles D. Stone of Warren, PA., Kristena Maree (Tena) Branstetter and her husband, David, of Waldorf, MD., a brother, William L. Lane and his wife, Gail of Reynoldsburg, OH., a sister, Alyce D. Peiffer and her husband, Donald, of York, PA., 2 step-sisters – Jean Sweigart and her husband, Dick, of Jonesborough, TN., and Martha Smith and her husband, Wallace, of Melbourne, FL., a step-brother, William Quackenbush and his wife, Dixie, of Marionville, PA., three grandchildren – Zachary Branstetter and his wife, Stephanie, of Oak Grove, MO., Kaitlyn Branstetter of Fayetteville, NC., and Olivia Stone of Kane, PA., one great-granddaughter, Briar Rain Branstetter of Oak Grove, MO., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Stone, a sister, C. Louanna Erickson, her step-mother, Margaret Lane, and 2 nephews – Charles W. Lane and Jeffrey Smith.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA., on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where an Eastern Star Memorial Service will be conducted at 5:45 P.M.
A funeral service will be conducted at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 343 E. Main Street, Youngsville, PA., at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, with the Rev. Matthew R. Scott, officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall at the church. Interment will be in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA., at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorial contributions may do so through the St. Francis of Assisi Church Memorial Fund or the American Red Cross. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com