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Karen L. Hayes

Karen L. Hayes  “loving and outgoing”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Karen L. Hayes, 55, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a long illness.

Born on Thursday, June 11, 1964 in Olean, she was a daughter of Carl and Delores Austin Johnson.

Karen loved her animals; enjoyed working in her yard; tending to flowers; digging leeks; kayaking; and getting together with family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Shinglehouse are four children, James A. “Tiger” Hayes V of Pittsburgh, Patrick F. “Pat” Freeman of Shinglehouse, Casey L. (Brett) Kaple of Roulette, and Jacob L. (Heather) Bogardus of Shinglehouse; five grandchildren, Makayla, Brielle, Braxton, Isabella, and Karsen; six siblings, Duane E. “Pete” (Elizabeth) Drake of Brandon, Florida, Carla D. (Paul) Zielinski of Shinglehouse, Carolyn A. Briggs of Mountain Home, Idaho, Joe (Phoebe) Drake of Shinglehouse, Douglas L. (Donna) Drake of Alexandra, Iowa, and David B. Drake of Fayetteville, N.C.; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews.

Karen was predeceased by an infant brother; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

In keeping with Karen’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

A celebration of Karen’s life will be held on a date, time, and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Karen’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Karen, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.




Guestbook

Godspeed my friend I'm so sorry I didn't know to give you comfort like you have to so many others. Thoughts to family and love, she will be in us all

Ann scott Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so very sorry.

Dave And Kathy Garrity Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all.

Mike & Beth Bell Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

God bless ! REJOICE IN PARADISE KAREN

Donna Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

Karen was such a wonderul and kind person. She always had a smile on her face when myself and my family went into the Park n Shop here I Olean. She always enjoyed seeing my grandson..she called him her little buddy. She will be sadly mised. God Bless you all and my thoughts and prayers are with your family. MRS. KAREN (Spotts) WHITTAKER

Karen Whittaker Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

DELORES AND FAMILY WE EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON YOUR LOSS OF KAREN. MAY EACH OF YOU DRAW UPON WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF HER TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE DAYS AHEAD. AS YOUR CLASSMATE DELORES, I SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF. BLESS EACH OF YOU. VERY SINCERELY, HARLAN

HARLAN PRESS Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

I only met Karen a few times being married to her niece. But where karen went a good time followed at our wedding she had a ball talking to my grandpa pup. She loved her family and being around them. Even though I was new to the family she accepted me and treated me like I had been around for years. May you rest in peace.

BB Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Hayes

Darla Kello Mar 26 2020 12:00 AM