Paris, Laura (Karpinski) 18 Feb 1933 – 7 Dec 2014

Laura Karpinski Paris, 81, of Follansbee, WV passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born February 18, 1933 in New Cumberland, WV, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Karpinski and Angelina (Wojnar) Karpinski. She was also preceded in death by her husband John Paris, Sr. in 1989, daughter Laura M. “Birdie” Paris in 2013, brothers Edmund, Alex and William Karpinski, half-brother Eugene Kondus and half-sisters Irene and Hatti Kondus.

For many years, Laura served as crossing guard for Weirton Steel Corp and was Catholic by faith. Laura loved to crochet and cherished her family and friends. Her loving and caring ways will be missed by all.

Laura is survived by her sons John (Beverly), Joseph (Rebecca) and Paul (Shari) Paris; daughters Carol (Dave) Palcic, Mary (James) Kiernan, Vivian McAllister and Rosalie Sy; brother Ted Karpinski; sister Elenore Collins; half-brother Edwin Kondus; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 until the 8PM funeral service at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. The Pastor Rudy McAllister will officiate. Private inurnment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.