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Charlotte E. Earley (McElravy) Kloker

October 20, 1924 ~ August 26, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Charlotte E. Earley Kloker, 97, a lifelong Karns City resident, passed away early Friday morning, August 26, 2022 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.

Charlotte was born in Karns City on October 20, 1924.  She was the daughter of the late William and Edna Hackbarth McElravy.

She was a 1942 graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School and in her early years had been employed by Penn Drake in Karns City.  Charlotte was a long time active member of the Karns City United Methodist Church, the Who Do Sunday School class, and card club.

Charlotte was married on November 23, 1946 to Lewis A. Earley Sr.  He preceded her in death on September 18, 1976.  She later married Arthur N. Kloker Sr. on October 5, 1979.  Mr. Kloker preceded her in death on March 19, 2001.

Charlotte had served on the election board in Karns City and had the distinguished honor of being the board’s longest serving member.  In her early years she enjoyed camping.  Charlotte was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Penguins. She enjoyed jigsaw and word search puzzles, and was a Karns City Gremlin fan who attended high school Basketball games and her great grandchildren’s sporting events. She was well-known for her delicious baked goods.  Charlotte enjoyed sitting on her porch, visiting family, friends, and neighbors.

Surviving are three children, Lorraine “Lee” Robbins, of Karns City, Lewis A. Earley Jr. and his wife, Annette, of Chicora, and Mark E. Earley (Missy Crocker) of Slippery Rock; a step son, Nelson Kloker and his wife, Margie, of Butler; a step daughter, Rosemary Leighton and her husband, Arthur, of Bruin; six grandchildren, Erica Michael of Butler, Ryan Earley and his wife, Maria, of Pine Twp., Kriste Oesterling and her husband, Travis, Nikole Earley (Ross), and Alan Earley, all of Chicora, and Megan Britt and her husband, Alex, of Erie; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Don Wigton of Phoenix, AZ; seven great grandchildren, Aubrey, Brennan, Ella, Hayden, Troy, Emmalee, and Harper; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, James A. “Jim” Earley, a stepson, Arthur N. Kloker Jr., and four brothers and six sisters.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Charlotte’s granddaughters, Kriste and Nikole, who were her recent caretakers.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. from the Karns City United United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bev Roscoe, church pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mt. Chestnut.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Karns City United Methodist Church, PO Box 89, Karns City, PA 16041.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City.  Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.

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