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Lucille M. Karns

August 31, 1919 - October 8, 2017
Born in Covington, OH
Resided in Piqua, Ohio
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Lucille M. Karns, 98, of Piqua passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at 12:40 pm Sunday October 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 31, 1919 in Covington to the late Perry and Lulu (McConnell) Tobias. She married Joseph A. Karns June 15, 1940 in Troy and he preceded her in death October 13, 1993.

Survivors include three daughters, Janice Via of Naples, Florida, Sheron (Patrick) Combee of Orlando, Florida, Nancy Layman of Piqua; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harold (Shirley) Tobias of Fletcher. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Thompson and Virginia Brinkman.

Mrs. Karns was a dedicated homemaker and mother. She enjoyed watching sports, especially football and baseball and was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. She also enjoyed reading and gardening. She was an extremely independent woman who worked hard and loved her family.

A service to honor her life will begin at 1:30 pm Monday October 16, 2017 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 pm Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Monday, October 16, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High Street
Piqua, OH US 45356
Monday, October 16, 2017
1:30 PM


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