Violet Fern Karst, age 2, of Russell and formerly of Emporia, Kansas died on Friday, February 12, 2010 at the Russell Regional Hospital E.R..
Violet was born on January 9, 2008 in Emporia, Kansas the daughter of Jared Steven and Lisa Dianne (Howell) Karst. She moved to Russell in August 2009 and had been battling health problems most all her life.
Those she leaves behind are her father Jared Karst of Emporia and mother Lisa Karst of Emporia, brother Lucien Walter Karst of Emporia, grandparents Judy Howell of Goddard, Kansas and Steve and Deb Karst of Russell; great grandfathers Leonard H. Major of Dorrance and Gene D. Karst of Russell, great grandmother Janice E. Jack of Benton, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Franklin D. Howell, great grandmother Fern L. Major, step great grandmother Vera F. Karst and step great grandfather Walter F. Jack.
A service of remembrance will be held at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church of Russell with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at the Dorrance City Cemetery in Dorrance. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the mortuary. The family has requested that memorial please be given to Kid Links of Stockton. Memorials and cards may be sent in care of the mortuary and condolences may be sent via email by going to www.pvpmortuary.com. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral arrangements.