Fillmore --- Karolyn Ann Papke McCumiskey of 10891 Claybed Road died Monday, December 24, 2018 in the Absolut at Houghton Nursing Home. She was born on November 1, 1945 in Wellsville, a daughter of the late Homer and Marguerite Clark Papke.
Karolyn was a graduate of Fillmore Central School, class of 1963, with many friendships that remain strong today. During her high school years her family hosted Walter Franco, a foreign exchange student from Ecuador, and later his family opened their home to Karolyn, at age 14, as she traveled as a foreign exchange student. Later she attended Morrisville State College and afterward she worked at Sonyea Mental Hospital for a short time before earning her beautician license from the Continental School of Beauty in Olean. After her children were older she worked at Bell’s Supermarket, Kwik Fill and the Absolut at Houghton.
Karolyn married Dennis McCumiskey and had four children. She often shared fond memories of family gathering with aunts, uncles and cousins from her childhood. There are numerous childhood stories of summer trips with Aunt Kate. She truly cherished time with her family which included holidays and trips to the Big Rideau each summer. Many of her holidays and trips where filled with laughter and hours of playing euchre. In later years you could find her reading suspense novels or watching movies. She was also extremely proud to be “Grandma YoYo” to Annora and Quinn. Her face would light up the moment she saw them.
The family is very thankful for the entire staff at the Absolut at Houghton and Pastor Joel Stroud.
Surviving are her four children, Scott (Rowena) McCumiskey of Wyoming, Shawn McCumiskey of Wellsville, Shannon (Jason) Karcher of LeRoy, Sarah McCumiskey of LeRoy, two grandchildren, Annora and Quinn Karcher of LeRoy, two sisters, Elaine Worthington of Hunt, Lisa (Dale Cassidy) Papke of Hume, a half-sister, Carol Konarski of LeRoy, three nephews, David (Jane) Konarski, Caleb and Cory Cassidy, two nieces, Lori Hawkins and Tori (Rodney) Cassidy and many cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Family and friends may gather from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2018 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore and from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Thursday, January 3, 2018 at the Hume Baptist Church where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 am. Pastor Joel Stroud and Rev. Jamie Stevens will Co-officiate.
Memorials if desired to: Fillmore Rescue Squad, Box 238 Fillmore, N.Y. 14735 or the Social Club at the Absolut at Houghton.