SMETHPORT, Pa. - Karen A. Randolph, of 9 Bank St., Smethport, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday (Feb. 19, 2021).
Karen was born in Fillmore, N.Y. on Oct. 12, 1946, the daughter of the late Leonard and Minnie Randolph.
She was a 1964 graduate of Rushford (N.Y.) Central School. She graduated from Alfred (N.Y.) State College in 1983 with her nursing degree, in 2004 she graduated with a bachelor of science, later attaining her nursing home administrator certificate.
She worked at Cuba (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital as an aide and later as an RN. Karen worked in several locations as an administrator, finishing her career at Absolute of Allegany (N.Y.), a place which she loved and took great pride in. Patients and employees loved Karen.
Karen loved traveling. Her favorite trip was to the Alamo with her siblings. She was fortunate to go on a cruise, with her daughter and family to Alaska, and made several other journeys.
Her favorite hobby was playing Euchre, Skipbo with Tammy, and any games, as long as she won. Karen loved flowers, sunsets, fuzzy things, scratch off tickets and Diet Pepsi.
Anyone who knew Karen also knew that she wasn't the healthiest of eaters-ice cream and chips for dinner. She was the most generous, loving person to people she loved. The last several years were hard for Karen with the chronic pain she endured. She lived vicariously through her children. Her family was the light of her life and she was so proud of all of them.
She is survived by her three children, whom she adored, Kimberly (Thomas) Ball of Smethport, Brian (Theresa) Worthington of Rushford, N.Y., Tammy (Kirk) Hubbard of Little Valley, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Stephanie Ball, Corrie Worthington, Sydnee Ball, Brian Worthington Jr., Heather Worthington and Jacob Shawley; five great-grandchildren; her loving companion dog, Abby; siblings, Connie Pomeroy of Texas, a twin brother, Keith (Gerry) Randolph of Groton, N.Y. and Vickie (Joe) Armbruster of Florida; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a great-grandchild, Brayson Worthington; brother Terry Randolph.
There will be a family service at 1 p.m. Monday (Feb. 22, 2021) at Kim's home in Smethport. Friends and family who would like to attend a live stream memorial service, log on to https://meet.google.com/dau-cybv-ybi
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ronald Mc Donald House, 780 W. Ferry St., Buffalo, NY 14222 or CARE for Children 723 E. Main St. Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.