Karen Lee Consla, age 57, resident of 619 Elk Street, Franklin, PA, died unexpectedly of natural causes in her home on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She had lived in Franklin for the past 5 years and formerly was a resident of Meadville and Townville. Born on January 25, 1953 in Meadville, Karen was a daughter of Helen Hinkson Frazier and the late Francis L. Frazier. On December 23, 1978 she married William Consla and he survives.
Consla, Karen LeeAfter graduating from Townville High School with the Class of 1972, Karen worked for a number of years at Channellock in Meadville. In 1980, she graduated from Crawford County Vo-Tech School receiving her licensed practical nurse degree. From 1981 until 1994 she worked as a LPN at Meadville Medical Center. Attending Gannon University in Erie for several of these same years, she graduated in 1994 receiving her degree as a registered nurse.
Karen enjoyed flower gardening and her pet dog “Myles”. Her joy of life, however, was her family, especially her grandchildren. In 2005, she was able to visit the State of Hawaii which was a longtime dream of hers.
Surviving Karen are four daughters – Kristal Consla and her companion, Katie Pavlek of Slippery Rock; Michelle Consla and her companion, Jessica Titch of Oil City; Stephanie Hamill and her husband, Dutch of Meadville; and Andrea Luzier of Meadville; seven grandchildren – Wyatt, Ethan, Gage, and Zander Hamill; and Natalie, Rileigh, and Nathan Luzier. In addition three sisters survive – Shirley Frazier of Guys Mills; Bonnie Wagner of Phoenix, AZ; Linda Miller and her husband, Ron of Pittsburgh; four brothers – Richard Frazier and his wife, Hazel of Cambridge Springs; Jack Frazier of Townville; Tracy Frazier and his wife, Autumn of Centerville; and Stacy Frazier and his wife, Becky of Saegertown. In addition to her husband, William of Meadville, there are many nieces and nephews surviving.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will be held there Saturday morning at 10:00 with Reverend Jeff Bobin, pastor of the Cambridge Springs United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Lyon’s valley Cemetery, Lyona. Memorial gifts may be given to the Venango County Humane Society.