Beverly D. Karschner, 86, of 2430 E. Hills Drive, Williamsport, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Gatehouse Hospice Center in Williamsport.
Born April 14, 1926 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Frank Nicholas and Dorothy Mae (Edwards) Hofer. Her husband of 29 years, LeRoy Franklin Karschner, preceded her in death on March 12, 2009.
A graduate of Williamsport High School, Beverly was employed for 37 years in the telephone industry, retiring from Verizon. She was a member of United Commercial Travelers and a former member of A.B.W.A, the Bell Pioneers and Bell Telephone Retirees. In her spare time she enjoyed round and western square dancing and working on crafts.
Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Burton and Peggy Hofer of Mechanicsburg and Frank and Dorothy Hofer of Odessa, Florida; one sister-in-law, Edith Sampsell of Williamsport; nieces and nephews; and her dearly loved toy poodle, Tippy.
The funeral was held at noon on Monday, April 23, at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Burial followed in Muncy Cemetery.
Friends were received from 11 am to noon on Monday at the funeral home.
The family provided the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701; Susquehanna Health Foundation (to benefit the Gatehouse), 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701; or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, online at www.lls.org or by mail to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Contribution form to be mailed with donation can be found at www.lls.org.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com