Jean Henderson Karns, age 100, of West Salem Township, Greenville, formerly of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 26, 2017, at St. Paul's. 

She was born December 25, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of the late David Henderson and Florence Given Henderson. 

Jean is survived by her daughter; Carol Karns Hosmer and her husband Steve, her son; James D. Karns and his wife Frances, a sister, Florence Henderson Jones of Chesterfield, Virginia, five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, and two nieces. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Karns and a brother David G. Henderson.

A wonderful Mother and friend, Jean was a lifelong artist, graduated from Carnegie Tech (Mellon) University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and spent her life creating beauty on canvas.  She was a keen observer of the natural world which was conveyed in her beautiful paintings.

There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Interment will be beside her husband in the Columbarium at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125. 

Arrangements entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Lisa mccracken ( cna st pauls ) Lisa mccracken ( cna st pauls )
    December 28, 2017    

    Carol , Jim and family you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom ! She was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed ! It was such a pleasure to be able to care for her ! RIP JEAN ! LOVE YOU ! HUGS TO THE FAMILY ! HEAVEN CERTAINLY GAINED ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ANGEL !

  2. Bruce and Jane Turcic Bruce and Jane Turcic
    January 6, 2018    

    Dear Carol,
    Bruce and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Take care.

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