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  • Obituary: Joyce M. Karns, 73, of Hamburg

  • Joyce M. Karns, 73, of Hamburg, died July 4, 2012 at the Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg. She was born on March 15, 1939 in Glenwood to Davella “Buck” and Hazel (Nelson) Lidgett. She married Larry T. Karns in 1986 in Omaha.  He preceded her in death.


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  • Joyce M. Karns, 73, of Hamburg, died July 4, 2012 at the Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg. She was born on March 15, 1939 in Glenwood to Davella “Buck” and Hazel (Nelson) Lidgett. She married Larry T. Karns in 1986 in Omaha.  He preceded her in death. 
     
    She worked at the Campbell Soup Co. in Omaha and also as a nurses aide and CSM at an Omaha nursing home.
     
    She was known as “Mammo” by her grandchildren, whom she loved spending time with. She was a giving person, always putting others’ needs before her own.
    She is survived by her children, Linda Komor and Earl Komor of Hamburg, Brenda Salinas of Charles City, Angelina Carey and husband Michael, Jr. of Council Bluffs, and Elizabeth Wetzel of Beatrice, Neb.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Mary Lou Hanlon of Joplin, Mo.; and other family and friends.
     
    In addition to her husband, she was preceded by daughter Betty Kort; son Ray “Sonny” Gambles,  infant son Richard Gambles, siblings Galen Lidgett and Charlotte Reafling, and twin sister Janice Stogdill.
     
    Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Gene Springer officiating.
     
    Inurnment will be at the Hamburg Cemetery at a later date.
     
    Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
     
    Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg is in charge of arrangements.
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