Karla Mae and Katharine Renai Mihok

Karla Mae (Otto) Mihok, 43, Norfolk, Va., passed away unexpectedly July 23, 2014. Her daughter, Katharine Renai, 8, joined her in heaven.

Surviving are Karla’s husband, Michael; a daughter, Shelby; her parents: Joyce and Eugene Otto and Rick and Kathy Mihok; and her siblings: Jim and Becky Otto, Annette and Steve Soward, Sue and Ron Yartin, Brenda and Jack Black, Jean McElwain, Heather Mihok and David Mihok.

Karla was born Nov. 29, 1970, in Altoona. She graduated from Altoona Area High School in 1987 and earned an associate degree from Point Park University, Pittsburgh. She and Michael married in 2001 and settled in Norfolk.

Katharine was born Dec. 20, 2005, in Norfolk, Va., and was an energetic and happy child. She loved throwing kisses in the air and most of all loved her family and her big sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages either a donation to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters or Operation Smile, both in Norfolk.

Arrangements are by H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Norfolk Chapel.