56, of Alum Bank, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on June 23, 2017. Born January 1, 1961 in Elmira, NY. She was the daughter of Kenneth J. Leister and Barbara Ann (Brixius). Preceded in death by her mother. Survived by her loving husband Robert Rogers, daughter Tanya Benjamin, son Michael Russell, 7 grandchildren, father Kenneth J. Leister, brother Kenneth M. Leister, sister Debbie Mays, brother in law David Rogers married to Shari, niece Sarah Rogers. Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law. Karen was a homemaker who loved to do crafts, with crochet as her favorite. She enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, and riding motorcycles. She enjoyed helping others and will be sadly missed by her husband, family, and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her Life on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905 from 5 to 7 p.m. A service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Stephen Moore, Officiating. Entombment, Grandview Mausoleum. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 28, 2017