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Karen Osenkarski Korney

Karen Osenkarski Korney, 60, of Duryea, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Duryea, July 15, 1960 she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marion (Gitkos) Osenkarski.

If God kept a family photo album you can be sure Karen would be in it. She embraced the Lenten season and took it upon herself as a special time of the church year. It seems appropriate that the Good Lord call her home on Ash Wednesday. She is missed OH!! so much by her husband of 40 years plus and by “Wildcat Robbie” her feral pet cat.


Early in life, Karen was keen on river floats from Towanda on down to Harding, camping on the river islands with like-minded friends (the Huns). She loved her nephew and nieces very much, and family life on holidays was important to her.


She was a Navy football fan and loved to see her favorite country group Alabama in concert. Karen fought a chemical imbalance for some 30 years of her life. She was helped by community counseling services of Wilkes-Barre. Dr. Joyti Shaw was a comfort to her, as well as Kerry Zellner, her therapist. Both were highly respected and helped her much in life, “A big thank you to them.”


Ya know, some people bring light into this world just by being there, our Karen was one of those, sure gunna miss that crooked smile of hers; John 14:27 was a fond verse of hers, “miss ya Girl, see you in Heaven”.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Chuck, Michael, Edward and Richard.


She is survived by her husband of 40 years plus, Thomas Korney, her sister in-laws Ann Marie Horoszko and Sandy Osenkarski, and her nieces Sandra, Cindy and Christen and her nephews Michael.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10th with a private burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Duryea, and memorial services at 10:00am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9 Wood St. Pittston with Rev. John Zimmerman officiating.


Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.



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