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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Farewell, Dear Friend. Too many memories to share. Love you, Girl. Cricket, Tim and Chris, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in knowing her long, hard fight is over.
Submitted by Anne H. Boulware on Dec 20 2017 12:54:57 PM
My deepest condolences to Karen’s family. Remember you are not alone at this difficult time. “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.” Psalm 46:1
Submitted by Donner on Dec 20 2017 10:07:27 AM
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Wayne Vincent lit a candle on Dec 20 2017 09:29:10 AM
Cricket and Family. So sorry to hear about Karen. She was a very sweet Friend. She always had a smile on her face. I enjoyed always enjoyed talking to her. Prayers for you and your Family.
Submitted by Judy Payne Hammond on Dec 20 2017 07:43:12 AM
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Wayne and Linda Pardue lit a candle on Dec 20 2017 06:57:26 AM
Karen was a beautiful lady with a beautiful spirit. We loved her and have many, many fond memories of our times together, beginning as far back as Dobson Elementary (for Roger). Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved her.
Submitted by Anne and Roger Hayes on Dec 19 2017 09:58:32 PM
Patty Blackmon lit a candle for Karen Huffstickle Harper
Patty Blackmon lit a candle on Dec 19 2017 09:39:26 PM
Karen was a humble sweet lady and loved the Lord. She will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Submitted by Patty Cauthen Blackmon on Dec 19 2017 09:38:52 PM
So sorry for your loss , Karen was a special lady I spoke with her when she called Donnie about the reunion she and I have both had a rough time cancer and oxygen dropped we talked a long time caught up on a lot of years I will miss her very much Praying for you and your family know and in the days to come.
Submitted by Jean Steele Small on Dec 19 2017 09:36:14 PM
Cricket we were so sad and sorry to hear about Karen. Even though we had many miles between us she was a very special friend and will be missed. I will miss talking to her on the phone. We are sending you and the family our deepest sympathy. May God help you all through the days ahead. I am so thankful we got to meet and know you both.
Submitted by David and Vicki Hawkins on Dec 19 2017 09:32:04 PM
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