Karen Lee Christner

December 26, 1946 - January 25, 2014

12/26/1946 - 01/25/2014

CHRISTNER, Karen Lee Howell, 67, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

Karen was born December 26, 1946, in Wheeling, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Howell. She was retired frome of Tri-State Home Care and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Roy Christner, in 2009; and two brothers, Robert and Donald Howell.

Karen is survived by her two children, Christopher Christner and his wife, Shelley of Moundsville and Carrie Ann Gordon and her husband, Craig of Middlesex, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kaylee, Dillon, Brock and Darby; and Karen’s beloved cat, Annie.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Wednesday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Thursday, January 30, 2014, with the Rev. Ranjan Ekka officiating. Interment will be in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Xavier Parish or the Marshall County Animal Shelter.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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Ken and Charotte Blake
7 years ago

Chris and Carrie, Ken and I extend our sympathy to you and your children. Your Mom was a very sweet lady. Just seems like yesterday you were kids growing up on the street. My how I miss those days.

mary Ellen glover
7 years ago

Cousin I will miss u we a lot great times went I was a little girl I will not forget your love u Karen u will be my heart forever till meet again

Cathy Strasser
7 years ago

Dear Chris,

I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I admire all that you did for her, and I wish you peace.

My regards and condolences,

Cathy Strasser your mom’s PT

Debbie Gordon Hall
7 years ago

Karen & I used to talk a lot, mostly about her family. We would sit & laugh & laugh together, many times! She loved her family & was very proud of all of them!! We shared a lot, since we had felt like family for many years, because of her daughter & my brother& they’re children. I will never forget those times! I will always love you! Rest in peace my dear friend!!

Gwen Fleming Miller
7 years ago

Karen and I were great friends growing up. We spent days with our grandmother and at an aunts house.We laughed and giggled together and most of the time got in trouble for staying up too late. She was the best jokester.

A few years ago we reconnected and spent a lot of time on the phone talking about old times.

Karen and I are first cousins and my mother was her godmother. I will miss her.

Kay McMasters
7 years ago

Karen was a wonderful Mother to her children and her grandchildren. She loved them all so much.

When I went to see her at the hospital, she said, if you didn’t bring me peanut butter fudge, you can leave. She laughed so hard. I made her alot of fudge, and she loved it.

I am Kaylee, Brock and Darby’s Grandmother too. We shared our love for our grandchildren. I will miss Karen very much. Until we meet again dear friend.

Kaylee Christner
7 years ago

Mema, you were such a strong woman and I’m so blessed to have had the time that we spent together. I will forever cherish the memories that I have. It’s so hard to believe that you’re gone, I feel like I could still dial your number and you would answer.. But, I know now that you’re no longer in pain, that you’re walking, and enjoying time with Pappap. I love and miss you both so much. I know you were so proud of me, and I will continue to make you proud of me. I know that you’re watching over me, and I know that you are with me every day. I will see you again, one day. I love you so much, rest easy.

Mr Mrs terry glover mary Ellen
7 years ago

You will miss cousin prayers go all of u she will miss she was great cousin love u all