Calling Hours:
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 4:00-7:00pm
First Baptist Church
60 Shenango St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 11:00am
First Baptist Church
60 Shenango St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Jeff Landfried, Pastor, officiating

Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Karen L. Mowry, 80, of Greenville, PA passed away on Friday, April 7, 2023, peacefully in her home with her family by her side. She was a graduate of Greenville High School, a member of the First Baptist Church all of her life, served as a Deacon, and served her community as a Registered Nurse. On November 22, 1963, she married her late husband and love of her life, Duff L. Mowry of 45 years.

Karen was born on October 3, 1942 to Raymond and Jillian (Lawther) Lauffer. She has two loving daughters, Rhonda Gohering (Dan Gohering), Jodi Snyder (Brad Snyder). Karen had one grandson Dennis Carter, 32 of North Carolina. She was the oldest of three sisters, Nancy Gilbert of South Carolina, Darcy Kerr, of Arizona, Monica Powell of Pennsylvania. She has a total of six nephews, and two nieces.

Karen enjoyed serving her church, singing in the church choir, serving her community members, cooking, spending time with her two cats Abbey and Tabbey, tending to her landscape around her house, and spending quality time with her family from near in far.

She is proceeded in death by both her parents, and husband. The family of Karen would like to send a special thank you to Getiva Hospice of New Castle for their compassionate and caring staff.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 60 Shenango St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Sandy Huffman Sandy Huffman
    April 10, 2023    

    I’m so sorry your loss. I have done Karen;s hair for many years, I will miss her terribly.

  2. Lucia D'Alfonso Lucia D'Alfonso
    April 10, 2023    

    Such a sweet, kind lady with a Heart of Gold ❤️
    She Truly deserves Paradise. Her wave & smile as she passed by my house over the years was something I always looked forward to seeing.
    Peace & Much Love,

  3. Gregory G Greenlee Gregory G Greenlee
    April 10, 2023    

    My Deepest Simply goes out to the family and close friends. Prayers of Comfort as you all Celebrate her life.

  4. Linda Riley Raub Linda Riley Raub
    April 10, 2023    

    Our sympathy to Karen’s family .. Jesus has called one of his earthly angels home!
    Karen was a great friend to many and always willing to help with food and her caring ways.
    She will be missed by many friends and family .
    Our love and prayers to her family.
    Linda and Dan Raub

  5. Judy Kukol-Brace Judy Kukol-Brace
    April 10, 2023    

    Our deepest sympathy to Karen’s family. We hope all your happy memories will help ease your sorrow at this time. Denny Brace and Judy Kukol-Brace.

  6. Rod Everett, 1960 classmate. Rod Everett, 1960 classmate.
    April 10, 2023    

    Was so sorry and saddened to learn of Karen passing Away, so many great memories of our time together in our school years, my thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family at this time of sorrow, heaven has just received its latest Angel! May she Rest In Peace!

  7. Laurada Snyder and Bill Wadkins Laurada Snyder and Bill Wadkins
    April 14, 2023    

    Rhonda and Jody and family I am so sorry for your loss of a beautiful mother inside and out. Loved her ,she well be missed. Love you girls my heart aches for you

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