Virginia Estes Karlen

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Virginia Estes Karlen passed away May 2, 2019 in York Pennsylvania.

Born on May 31, 1944 in Swain County NC; she was the daughter of the late Ben and Annie Sue Estes of Whittier, NC.

She took early retirement after serving many years as head of the payroll department for the Goddard Space Administration in Maryland.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Karlen of Shrewsbury, PA; two brothers, Carroll Estes of Whittier, and Johnnie Estes of Granbury Texas; two sisters, Jane Brabson of Asheville, NC and Linda Slate of Newland NC.

Survivors also include one niece and five nephews.  Virginia was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315