Karen Elizabeth Canard Quarles, 43, of Appomattox, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. Passing with her were her husband of 18 years, Jon, and daughter, Emily.
Mrs. Quarles was born Friday, May 6, 1966, in Norfolk, a daughter of Carol Gremmler Canard and the late Thomas Clark Canard, and Donna and Shirley Beavers of Hilton Head, S.C. She worked for Centra Health as a respiratory therapist for 11 years.
She is survived by her children, Meghan Pritchard and fiancÂ‚, Austin Durrett, of Appomattox, and Matthew Pritchard, of Appomattox, and his girlfriend, Carrington Watkins, of Charlotte Court House; her son, Derrick Quarles, of Lynchburg; her grandchild, Ella Quarles, of Lynchburg; her brother, Stephen T. Canard, of Lynchburg; and her nephews, Tyler Pearce, of Audubon, N.J., Thomas Clark Canard II, of Lynchburg, and Alexander Stephen Canard, of Lynchburg.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Heritage Baptist Church with Chaplain Wayne Lanham officiating. The family will receive friends again following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Canard, Pritchard and Quarles Family Memorial Fund. Checks should be made out to Tharp Funeral Home and mailed to P.O. Box 15008, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Funds will be earmarked for designated charities by the family at a later date.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE (434) 237-9424 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharp
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