Grace B. Karle, 90 of Harborcreek Township passed away on Monday, October 31, 2011 at her residence. She was born June 4, 1921 in Dardanelle, Ariz., daughter of the late Young William and Nancy Jane Awalt Broadhurst.

She worked at Erie Resister for 48 years, owned and operated Karleā€™s Beauty Salon for over 40 years and also worked at Brevillier Village Hair Care. She worshiped at St. Hedwig Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and animals.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Charles Saunders, and two sisters, Edna Saunders and Ethel Jane Higgins.

Survivors include one daughter Nancy Karle Cortes of Erie, one sister, Agnes Broadhurst of Dardanelle, Ariz., two grandsons, Ronald J. (Michele Kala) Perkins, Christopher M. (Rose L.) Cortes, two granddaughters, Brandy Cortes-Armstrong (Joseph), and Kelly Grace Stadler (Nick) all of Erie. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 East 12th Street, Erie, Pa 16503. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Anna Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511.

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