Karen Marie Ipnar

  • "Gone but never forgotten made sure this will always be..."
    - Joe Galicia
  • "Karen, It's been an entire year since we lost you. It..."
    - Lynda Ipnar Sofran
  • "I got a message from your mom today, and realized you may..."
    - Maureen Anderson
  • "Karen, even though we met a very short time ago, your..."
    - Hunter Floyd Family
  • "Karen, our friendship was something that was truly special...."

48, of Bradenton, Fla. was greeted by her father, Joseph J. Ipnar in Heaven on Monday, Sept.22, 2014. She battled cancer for nearly 4 yrs. Karen & her family moved to Bradenton from PA in 1975. She was a 1983 graduate of Manatee High. She was employed by Champs Sports as an Administrative Assistant for accessories & hard goods. Karen is survived by her son, Joshua; mother, Lynda Ipnar Sofran; step-father, Timothy J. Sofran; brother, Jeffrey J. Ipnar & son, Jeffrey, Jr.; significant other, Joseph Galacia & uncle, Edward D. Pons of Ritchfield, Utah; and various family in West Newton, PA. A mass will be said at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in her honor, please call for date & time. A Celebration of Life for Karen is scheduled for 2:00 PM Sat., Oct 4, 2014 at Robinson's Preserve located at 1704 99th Street NW, Bradenton, FL 34209. (Head North on 75th St. W., Left on 9th Ave. NW, Right on 99th St. NW, Preserve is on the left. Please RSVP to [email protected] or (941-538-9160) if you would like to join in this Celebration. Also, If you have a comment or short story regarding your friendship or encounters with Karen, please email those, too. Her family would like to share them at her memorial. A very special thank you goes out to all of her friends for their love, acts of kindness & prayers particularly, Champs Sports. Karen' s perseverance & love of life & her presence will be greatly missed. Her interment will be at West Newton, PA.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Sept. 26, 2014