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 was so sorry to hear about Karen!!! She was a sweet lady and a great nurse!!! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!!! May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort and peace!!!
Submitted by Laura Everall on Dec 19 2017 08:38:45 PM
To Cricket and Family, Libby and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. We share your tremendous loss and seek God's comfort in the days ahead.
Submitted by Johnny & Libby Steele on Dec 19 2017 08:22:47 PM
~My condolences to the Harper family~ Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for your comfort~
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Karen was a very special lady. She has touched a lot of lives with her sweet smile and loving nature. We will miss her dearly.
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Praying for you Crickett and family
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