Karen Sue Boyles, 75, died Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Providence Care Center, Beaver Falls. A lifelong resident of the Beaver Falls Area, Karen was the daughter of the late Edward T. “Ted” Boyles and Pansy (Stanyard) Boyles of White Township. Karen was born April 13, 1944, and was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School, Class of 1961. She was a retired employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having worked for 30 years in the State Unemployment Compensation office in Ambridge and in Beaver Falls. She was also very active in the former First Christian Church of Beaver Falls, where she helped plan and serve the church’s community breakfasts for many years. Karen is survived by her sisters, Wilma Yovich and Marilyn Townsend and her brother, Robert Boyles, all of Beaver Falls. She was the beloved “Aunt Karen” to her nieces, Joyce Breckenridge and the late Nancy Jackson, and “Aunt Susie” to her nephews, Robert, Richard, George, and the late Scott Townsend and niece, Karen Townsend. She is also survived by special cousins, Dan, and Carol Sue Sorice, Frances Dempsey and several great-nieces and nephews and their families, as well as friends who were dear to her and her cats, Crystal and Paula Jean. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were her grandparents; dear aunts and uncles, including the late Grace Freed of Beaver Falls; two brothers-in-law, Nick Yovich and George “Jake” Townsend; nephew, Scott Townsend; niece, Nancy Jackson; nephew-in-law, Stanley Breckenridge and other dear friends. Per Karen’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001, are suggested. Arrangements have been entrusted to CAMPBELL’S FUNERAL HOME, Beaver Falls.
Debra LLoyd (Boyer)
It’s always sad to acknowledge yet another dear classmate’s passing. I don’t remember Karen attending reunions, although she may have, I just wish I may have known her bettter.
Martha Dean (Hoegle)
It is sad to learn of the death of another classmate. I have a lot of good memories of Karen through the years. She was always sweet and kind to me. She had a strong faith in God and I know without a doubt that she is enjoying Heaven and seeing her loved ones who died in Christ. May God comfort all of her loved ones and friends.
Rae Russell (Johnson)
I was really sad to hear that Karen died on Sunday. We used to be very close, but had lost touch some years ago after my mother died, and I did not make it back to Beaver Falls very often. She was a wonderful and kind person, and was a very good friend.
Linda Black (Shillinger)
Karen and I were friends in high school, and in our senior year she sat directly behind me in homeroom. She was such a great friend and we shared many talks with each other. Always upbeat and with cheerful smiles no matter what the day! We kept in touch for awhile after graduation but I moved around so often that we lost touch. But I've always thought of her and remember her with deep affection.
Janet Belkowski (MacCrindle)
So sorry to hear of another classmate leaving us. Sincere thoughts and prayers for the family. In God's plan we will see each other again.