Oct. 6, 1958 July 15, 2014
Karen L. (Smolko) Waite, 55, Van Ormer, died Tuesday.
She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Martin Sr. and Catherine (Slinkosky) Smolko. Surviving are her parents of Van Ormer; her husband, George F. "Red" Waite Sr.; five children: Jerry, Timothy and Christopher Hockenberry, George F. Waite Jr. and Patricia L. Waite; 15 grandchildren; and eight siblings: Michael, James, Martin Jr., Brandon and Jason Smolko, Cindy Beers, Barbara Selvage and Linda Albright. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, July 18, 2014, at Kruise Funeral Home Inc., Ramey.