Karen Foster Giddings

Karen Elizabeth Foster Giddings of Union Dale passed away Sunday in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. She was the wife of William Giddings.

She was one of 12 children born to the late Arnold Price and Elizabeth Agnes Wilson Foster. Karen touched the lives of many people with her smile and kindness and always made people laugh with her witty sense of humor.

Karen was a great cook and excellent baker; she was an avid reader and always looked forward to the Foster family poker games. She was a caregiver for her late mother-in-law, Helen Giddings of Bradford, Pa.

She will forever be remembered by her beloved children, daughters, Tirzah Corey, Krista and husband, Dan Hollis; and Jessica Corey; her son, Orey Corey; her treasured grandchild, Danny Hollis; her devoted brothers, Charles, Duane and wife, Maryann; David, Richard, John and wife Donna Foster; loving sisters, Lynna Obelenus, Rachel Branning, Gaile Durko, Laura and husband, Jim Butts; her dear friend, Dorie Young; along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Neil and Doug Foster.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the nurses at the VNA Hospice Unit for their compassion and kindness.

The funeral will be Friday in the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City, with services at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Sue Hardman-Zimmerman. Interment will be at a later date in Lyons Street Cemetery, Union Dale.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Online condolences may sent at www.brennanfuneral homes.com.

Funeral Home

Jones & Brennan Funeral Home
430 Main Street Forest City, PA 18421
(570) 785-3500

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 2, 2013