Karen R. Glance, 60, of Davenport Center, passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving family Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 at the Bassett Medical Center of Cooperstown.
Karen was born May 11, 1962 at Smith Hospital in Walton, daughter of the late Elinor F. Northrup. She was a stepdaughter to Arthur T. Neer. She was the youngest of five children. Karen attended school in Walton, quitting in tenth grade as she decided that it wasn’t for her. She later received her GED which she passed with flying colors. She attended SUNY Delhi and earned an LPN nursing degree.
Karen married the love of her life, Terry Glance, Jan. 1, 2000 in Oneonta. Although Karen and Terry had no children of their own, they made sure their nieces had Cinderella-like gowns for their proms.
Karen’s passion in life was working with people. Most of her life was spent as a public servant waiting on tables at many local eateries like Aiello’s, Delhi Diner, and most recently opened TK Diner in Davenport Center with her husband Terry by her side. Their TK Diner became the hub of that area gaining many treasured friendships too numerous to mention.
In her spare time she enjoyed an occasional afternoon at Turning Stone Casino, scratch-off lottery tickets, crossword puzzles, watching the Hallmark Channel, and kicking up her heels to some good ole country music.
Karen is survived by her loving husband, Terry, her treasured fur babies Cleo and Mr. Bigsley; sisters Debbie Sherwood (Gary) of Laurens, Terri Green of Walton, Ellie Truman and friend Mark of Sidney Center, brother Royce Green of Davenport Center, her special niece Trista Lindsley of Laurens who was also a caregiver to Karen. Karen also leaves behind sister-in-law Susan and Dick Hammill of Georgia, brother-in-law Peter and Tee Glance in Thailand, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and aunts.
She was predeceased by fur babies Cupcake and Rocky, her mother Elinor R. Northrup, maternal grandparents Frank and Florence Northrup, paternal grandparents Gladys and Byron Green, brother-in-law Jim Truman, mother- and father-in-law Peter and Ruth Glance, special family friend Arthur Neer, several aunts, uncles, and a cousin, David Northrup and special classmates.
Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, where a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. with Lay Speaker Kaye Freling officiating.
A celebration of life will be held following the service at Walton Fire Department, 61 West Street, Walton.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the East Meredith Fire Department, 6192 County Highway 10, East Meredith, NY 13757 or the Walton Fire Department, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh.com