Mrs. Karen June O'Donnell, 71, of 217 Held Street, Union Hill, Lehighton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Lehigh Valley Health Network's Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Richard T. "Reds" O'Donnell. They were married for 37 years this past Feb. 8. |
She previously had worked for the former Bright's Department Store, Lehighton.Born in Mahoning Valley, she was a daughter of the late Wallace H. and Olive J. (Eberts) Henninger.
- She was a housewife/homemaker, tending to her family's endeavors.
She was a 1959 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.
She was of the Lutheran faith and was a former member of Ben Salem Church, East Penn Township.
Socially, she was a member of the American Legion Post 314 Ladies Auxiliary, Lehighton, the Mauch Chunk Rod and Gun Club, Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club and the Weatherly Fire Co.
She was a very caring and loving person and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In her spare time, she loved spending time with her family and crocheting afghans and shawls.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Lisa, wife of Stephen B. Everett, and Kelly, wife of Roy Zeruth, both of Lehighton; a son Kevin, and his wife, Alison, of Parryville; three grandchildren, Brittany Everett, Kassidy Shupp and Brady O'Donnell; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a son Patrick; and twins, Shawn and Colleen.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, with the Revs. Nancy L. Moore and John W. Harding officiating. Interment, Franklin Heights Memorial Park. Call 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday. Contributions in her name may be made to a
. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.