Edna's Story

HOULTON - Edna Irene Karnes 93, passed away Dec. 3, 2015 at a local healthcare facility. She was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Auburn, the daughter of Leon and Ida Mae (Gagnon) Morris.

Edna was graduated from Edward Little High School, Class of 1940. She worked at Bath Works during the war and there she met her husband Gilbert Karnes. They married in 1946 and enjoyed 48 years together. She raised their four boys with soft hands and a tough heart. Edna was a member of the Houlton United Methodist Church for 60 years. She was a member and past president of the United Methodist Womens Club, the Thursday Bible Group and the Outreach. Edna was member of the Houlton Garden Club, the Four Seasons Senior Citizens, the Rachel Circle and the Ebbett Circle. She was well liked by many and had an infinity for caring for others. She volunteered weekly at the Good As New store and during Christmas season at the Salvation Army.

Edna is survived by her four sons; Gerald "Moose" Karnes and his wife Leitha of Houlton, Gilbert Karnes and his wife Susan of LaGrange, Steven Karnes and his wife Susan of Chesapeake, VA, Chalmer Karnes and his wife Sandy of Houlton; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great- grandchildren; a sister Lucille Wiers; several nieces and nephews; four special friends; Ann Brown, Audrey Green, Rhoda Veysey and Evelyn Goding. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Gilbert Karnes, four brothers, four sisters and a grandson Richard Karnes.

Friends may call at the Houlton United Methodist Church Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 1:00PM until the time of the service 2:00PM with Rev. Victor Han officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Edna's memory payable to the Houlton United Methodist Church c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
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