Karen Sue Kraft

Published 7:10 am Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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September 9, 1942 – December 29, 2022

Waves, NC – Karen Sue Kraft, 80, of Waves, NC died Thursday, December 29, 2022, at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.

Born in Big Beaver, PA on September 9, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Marie Freed Kunkle and John Kunkle.

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Karen spent her career and retired as a registered nurse in the hospital emergency department. She was a groundskeeper for The Outer Banks Gun Club and more recently a longtime resident of Peak Resources. Karen enjoyed gardening, shooting, crocheting, and dogs. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her granddaughters.

Karen is survived by two daughters, Susan Gray and Pam Thacker (Brian); two granddaughters, Caitlyn and Caroline Gray; a sister, Kerry Williams; friend, Pat Heil; nephew, Nat Williams and family; and niece, Heather Montgomery and family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Kraft; and her brother, Kent Kunkle.

The family would like to acknowledge Peak Resources for their loving care during Karen’s time with them.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks SPCA (PO Box 2477, Manteo, NC 27954 or online at www.obxspca.org).

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.