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Karen Gapa

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Karen Elaine Gapa, 54, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at her home in Tulsa, OK. She was born on June 10, 1959, in Newark, N.Y.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the Bass Community Hall in Iola, KS.

She is survived by her daughters Brittany Gapa, Iola, KS, Christina Sowers, Sparks, NV., Jessica Godfrey, W.V.; and a son Andy Franko, Independence, KS. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tony Duarte.

Memorial donations will be sent to the Cancer Research Center in Arizona. Memorial donations and cards may be sent to 201 S. Cottonwood, Iola, KS 66749 c/o Brittany Gapa.

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