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In Memory of

Karen E. Barnett

May 17, 1940 - May 14, 2017

Obituary


Karen E. Barnett, age 76, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on May 14, 2017 at the Northeast Florida Community Hospice McGraw Center.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 17, 1940 to the late Frank Yake and Katherine Zeltman Yake. Karen graduated from Martin Van Buren High School. She will be remembered as a loving mom, meme, sister and friend. She was married to the late Craig Barnett on February 15, 1959. Karen was a wonderful homemaker for her husband and children until her children went to high school and then...

Karen E. Barnett, age 76, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on May 14, 2017 at the Northeast Florida Community Hospice McGraw Center.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 17, 1940 to the late Frank Yake and Katherine Zeltman Yake. Karen graduated from Martin Van Buren High School. She will be remembered as a loving mom, meme, sister and friend. She was married to the late Craig Barnett on February 15, 1959. Karen was a wonderful homemaker for her husband and children until her children went to high school and then she went on to work in the shoe and jewelry industry. She has a passion for traveling, making jewelry and reading.

She is survived by her daughter, Dawn (Gary) Buska; son, Lance (Violet) Barnett; grandsons, Mitch Buska, Brandon Barnett and Cameron Barnett; brother, Carl (Linda) Yake; sister, Susan (Jim) Downey and many other relatives.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children. (shrinershospitals.org)

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.