LANCASTER, SC ~ Mrs. Karen Huffstickle Harper, age 73, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at her home. She was born November 9, 1944 in Lancaster, the daughter of the late Francis “Frank” Huffstickle and Juanita McMurray Huffstickle and was the wife of Arthur Eugene “Cricket” Harper. Karen was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse from Barnett Family Practice. She enjoyed craft shows, antiques and spending time with her friends. She was a caregiver for others and always put others before herself. Karen was very involved with the American Cancer Society, the Lancaster Children’s Home and was a member of Camp Creek Senior Citizens. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, the Joy Club and the Fidelis Sunday School Class but her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Arthur Eugene “Cricket” Harper; two sons, Tim Harper and his wife, Becky and Chris Harper and his wife, Melanie; and four grandchildren, Megin Harper, Richie Harper, Madeline Harper and Joshua Rhyner.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jimmy Huffstickle.
The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Karen will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at New Hope Baptist Church by Rev. Steven Pace and Rev. Bliss Steele.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday evening, December 22, 2017 at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 3731 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720, Lancaster Children’s Home, PO Box 416, Lancaster, SC 29721, American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.
Burgess Funeral Home
Friday December 22nd, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1800 Charlotte Highway
Lancaster, SC 29720
New Hope Baptist Church
Saturday December 23rd, 2017
3731 Lynwood Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
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I am so sorry CrickER, and family! I didn’t not know this until, my grandson Cody Catoe , mentioned. I am truly sorry. Karen and grew up together. We were blue check and red checks at the hospital together. And Dr Morris was my doctor, I think til she retired. We had so many things in common, we shared a lot of loves. I am so, so sorry. I hope God gives you peace through this time of sorrow! I will never forget Karen, and you! Sending my prayers and love!! 🙏
Submitted by Susan Carroll on Dec 28 2017 11:25:42 PM
Cricket, we're sorry to hear about Karen. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Cricket and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was an amazing lady who loved her family very much. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Brian Small
Submitted by Brian Small on Dec 22 2017 07:46:44 PM
I am sad to hear about Karen's passing. I hope that in due time your family receives God’s peace that excels all thought, so that it will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. Rest assured that he cares for all his creatures and he would never bring us suffering. A soothing scripture I like is Psalm 34:18 “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” He promised that in the Paradise, we will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all problems, accidents, and sickness. Even our dead loved ones like Karen will be resurrected. (Psalm 37:9, 29; John 5:28, 29) Thus, while you await the Paradise where peace and happiness will flourish; where no one will be sick and die, may you lean on God to give you the strength you need in the days ahead.
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