Effie Juanita Karl, 94, of Pocola, OK passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR. Juanita was born April 15, 1922 in Spiro, OK to Willie & Effie (Gist) Laughlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlow Karl; sons, Wendell, James & Fritz Karl; daughter in law, Winnie Karl; her parents; sisters, Marie Person, Mary Hicks, June Newton & Billie Mae Hooper; brothers, Martin Laughlin & Dennis Laughlin.
Survivors include her daughters & sons in law, Joyce & Sumler Conrad of Greenwood, AR Virginia & J.E. McKinney of Spiro, OK; son, Joey Karl of Greenwood, AR; sister, Dovie Stanley of Dalton, GA; brother, Dennis Laughlin of Bakersfield, CA; brothers in law, Herbert Newton & Tommy Hicks of Dalton, GA; daughter in law, Peggy Karl of Pocola, OK; 14 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones.
Services will be 2 pm, Wednesday at Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola with Rev. Nolan Wynn & Pastor Jim Walker officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, OK. Pallbearers will be James Karl, Hank (Fritz) Karl, Blake Seamans, Brandon Cusick, James McKinney, Michael Cusick.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.