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Lorraine (Travelpiece) Karchner

September 20, 1928 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 91)


Lorraine Karchner, 91, of Sugarloaf, passed away Sunday morning, June 7, 2020 at her home after being in declining health for the past few years.

Born in Pond Hill, September 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Emma (Brown) Travelpiece and spent the past 39 years in Sugarloaf, after moving from Sybertsville.

Lorraine was a bookkeeper and co-owner, along with her late husband Russell, of Russell Karchner Trucking. After his death in 1979, she was proprietor of the company until 1996. She was also a bookkeeper for her son, Harold, with Karchner Refrigeration, and Karchner Logistics, well into her 80's. She was a member of Christ Church UCC, Conyngham. She was also involved in many area organizations, when she was a bit younger. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling, shopping, gardening, and needlepoint.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband Russell, who passed away June 25, 1979; as well as several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her son Harold, Drums; two granddaughters Tracy Karchner, and her fiancé Rick Crawford, Sugarloaf; and Jennifer McCracken and her husband Jim, Sugarloaf; three great-grandchildren Savanna, Mackenzie, and James "JR" McCracken, Jennifer and her family also served as Lorraine's caregivers for the past seven years; four great-grandpups; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews

Her funeral will be held privately at the convenience of the family from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums. Burial will follow in Conyngham Union Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Sugarloaf Fire Compay, PO Box 80, Sybertsville, PA 18251 or Christ Church UCC, PO Box 187, Conyngham, PA 18219. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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