Obituary of Patricia Karfelt
Patricia Sue (Hoover) Karfelt
On Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:06 p.m. Patricia, 78, passed gently surrounded by loving family at Bethany Village in Horseheads, New York. There is nothing left for dementia and Alzheimer's disease to take away from her, and at last she can rest in peace after a fierce and valiant battle to hold onto her beautiful life and memories. Born July 4th 1939 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania to the late David Russell Hoover and Elizabeth (Kemp) Hoover, Patricia graduated Connellsville High School in 1957. She was also predeceased by her dear husband of fifty-one years, Ronald George Karfelt on February 13, 2009. Patricia was a fifty-year member of Albright United Methodist Church in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania, a longtime member of the choir, church treasurer, and frequent volunteer. Together with her husband she ran the corner store Buck's Groceries in South Connellsville for many years. Patricia also painted ceramics professionally and worked odd jobs over the years so she could visit, care for, and spoil her adored grandchildren. She is predeceased by sisters Loretta Hoover McGuiness, Gwendolyn Hoover, and Mary Hoover Ringer, and brothers Charles Hoover and Terry Hoover. Patricia is survived by her three sons, Ronald S. Karfelt and his wife Stephanie of Horseheads, New York, Steven D. of South Connellsville, and Jeffry A. of Normalville, four grandchildren Nicholas R., his wife Jillian, Bailey C., Zachary A., and Emma L., and one great-granddaughter, newborn Thea J.. Patricia is survived by sister Joyce and her husband Albert Auer of Mount Pleasant, sister Glennis and her husband Dalton Keefer of South Connellsville, sister Dorothy and her husband Ken Gardner of Connellsville, brother Richard and his wife Joanne Hoover of Bradford, and brother Harold Eugene Hoover of McCall, Idaho, and numerous dearly loved nieces and nephews. Clever, witty, and fun, Patricia "Gummy" to those who adored her, will be missed and forever remembered by those who loved her. She lived a beautiful life and inspired others to aspire to the same. Her family and grandchildren especially had the privilege of basking in the sunshine of her of spirit. Friends will be received 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Brooks Funeral Home 111 E. Green Street, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, November 25th. Services will be Sunday, November 26th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Steven M. Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Greenridge Memorial Park.
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