Karen Randolph

Obituary of Karen A. Randolph

Smethport--Karen A. Randolph of 9 Bank Street, Smethport, went to be with our Heavenly Father on February 19, 2021.  Karen was born in Fillmore, NY on October 12, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Minnie Randolph. She was a 1964 graduate of Rushford Central School.  She graduated from Alfred State College in 1983 with her nursing degree, in 2004 she graduated with a BS, later attaining her Nursing Home Administrator certificate.  She worked at Cuba Memorial Hospital as an aide and later as an RN.  Karen worked in several locations as an administrator, finishing her career at Absolute of Allegany, a place  in which she loved and took great pride.  Patients and employees loved Karen.  

Karen loved traveling. Her favorite trip was to the Alamo with her siblings.  She was fortunate to go on a cruise with her daughter and family to Alaska, and made several other journeys.  Her favorite hobby was playing Euchre, Skipbo (with Tammy), (any games) as long as she won.  Karen loved flowers, sunsets, fuzzy things, scratch off tickets, and diet pepsi. 

Anyone who knew Karen also knew that she wasn’t the healthiest of eaters-ice cream and chips for dinner.  She was the most generous, loving person to people she loved.  The last several years were hard for Karen with the chronic pain she endured. She lived vicariously through her children.  Her family was the light of her life and she was so proud of all of them

She is survived by her three children, whom she adored: Kimberly (Thomas) Ball of Smethport,  Brian (Theresa) Worthington of Rushford, NY, Tammy (Kirk) Hubbard of Little Valley, NY:  6 grandchildren - Stephanie Ball, Corrie Worthington, Sydnee Ball, Brian Worthington, Jr., Heather Worthington, Jacob Shawley: 5 great-grandchildren. Her loving companion dog - Abby; siblings: Connie Pomeroy of Texas, a twin brother Keith (Gerry) Randolph of Groton, NY, Vickie (Joe) Armbruster of Florida; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a great-grandchild - Brayson Worthington; brother Terry Randolph.  

There will be a family service at Kim’s home in Smethport on Monday February 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  Friends and family who would like to attend a live stream memorial service log on to: https://meet.google.com/dau-cybv-ybi 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ronald Mc Donald House 780 West Ferry St., Buffalo, NY 14222 or CARE for Children 723 E. Main St Bradford, PA 16701.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

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