Karen Ruth Jacobson, age 63, of Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA, passed away January 1, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center. She was the wife of Charles F. Jacobson, Jr. whom she married June 21, 1969. Karen was born August 21, 1947 in Easton, PA, the daughter of the late Alvin H. and Ruth F. Rohr Starner. She received a BA in music and a BA in Business Administration from Mansfield University. Karen worked for 35 years for First Citizens National Bank, serving in a variety of capacities. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro, was College Collegiate Director from 1972 to present for the Iota Theta Chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority, Board Member and Past President for the Wellsboro Community Concert Association, member and current President for the Wednesday Morning Musicales, member and Treasurer of the Wellsboro Town Band, member of the Red Hats, member of the Green Free Readers Club, member and former President of the Friday Club, and formerly a Board Member of Martha Lloyd School in Troy. Surviving are her husband, Charles; sister, Beth Summerville (Keith), Fairless Hills, PA; brother, Allen Starner (Susan), Springboro, OH; three nieces, two nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew, Jason Starner. Friends and family are invited to Karen's Life Celebration on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Glen Hallead and Rev. Roger Wagner officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the First President Church, Wellsboro, PA or to the Delta Zeta Foundation, Oxford, OH. www.lifecelebration.com.
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Published in Star-Gazette on Jan. 3, 2011