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Georgianna Karst, 95, of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born Dec. 9, 1915 in Kendallville, she was a daughter of Clayton and Laura (Cramer) Castator.
She graduated from Huntington Schools, Huntington County. On May 8, 1937, she married Frank L. Karst. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at Blue Bell and Whitley County Hospital in housekeeping as an assistant, sterilizing linens and instruments for 15 years.
Survivors include her sons, John (Marge) Karst of Indianapolis, Paul (Margaret) Karst of North Webster; daughters, Sharon (Gale L.) Fudge, Barbara (Nicholas) King, Carolyn Clack and Patricia Oliver, all of Columbia City; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank L. Karst in 1968; son, Richard Karst in 1966; brother, Harry Castator; sister, Bernice Klingaman; granddaughter, Holly King; great-granddaughter, Anna Fudge; and son-in-law, James Clack.
Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Jean Ness officiating. Burial following service at Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Karst to the activities department of the Oaks Nursing Home. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.