Katherine M. Karle

Katherine M. Karle, 51, Altoona, died Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Richard Rupert and Patricia (Prutzman) Snyder and stepfather Ralph L. Snyder. She married Randall C. Karle on Oct. 25, 2008, in Altoona.

Surviving are her husband; a son, William Jeffrey Montgomery of Altoona; a daughter, Stephanie Montgomery of Hollidaysburg; a stepson, Randall C. Karle Jr. of Altoona; six grandchildren: Jaxon, Owen, Chayse, Raegan, Abigail and Anah; her mother of Altoona; brothers Rick Rupert in Arizona, Michael Rupert of Altoona, Donald Snyder of Julian and Tab Snyder of Port Matilda; sisters: Vickie Bryan, Sue Snyder and Dawn Hillard, all of Altoona and Gloria Slauter in Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and stepfather.

Kathy was employed as a hair stylist at Your Hair Connection and Holiday Hair, Altoona. She enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends, especially time spent at the family camp at Pymatuning.

Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood, the Rev. Denise Arpino officiating.