Jane E. Karl


ALLEGANY - Jane E. Karl, 94, formerly of Karl Road, passed away Thursday (Feb. 14, 2013) in the Manor Care Nursing Home, Camp Hill, Pa., following a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 7, 1918, in Tabasco, Colo., she was a daughter of Warren and Daphne Cooley Sweitzer. Jane married Jacob J. Karl on May 1, 1937, in Allegany. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1980.

She was a member of St. Bonaventure Church of Allegany and the Loyal Christian Benefit Association.

Surviving are four children, Betty (Albert) Weil of Allegany, William J. (Betsy) Karl of Allegany, Candace (Robert) Stoll of Camp Hill and Tracy (Brian) Lebrenz of Olean; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Switzer, in 1924; and a brother, Raymond Switzer, in 1978.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2013) at St. Bonaventure Church with Father James Vacco, O.F.M., as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

Memorials may be made to The Rehabilitation Center Jacob Karl Memorial Fund, 1439 Buffalo Road, Olean, NY 14760; or to St. Bonaventure Church, 95 E. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706.