Karla S. (Border) Blake, 59, of New Enterprise, PA; passed away on May 11, 2023 at home. She was born on August 28, 1963 in Everett, Pennsylvania; a daughter of the late Robert Shannon Border and Sonja J. (Smith) Border-Peart. On June 1, 1985 in Hopewell United Methodist Church, she was united in marriage to Joseph C. Blake.
Along with her husband, she is survived by siblings Kristi (Border) Curtis married to Michael, Charles Town, WV; Kevin Border married to Melissa, Everett, PA; a niece raised in the home who was like a sister Tonya Border, Saxton, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister Kathy J. (Border) Thompson.
Karla was a graduate of Everett Area High School Class of 1981. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1985 with a degree in sociology and criminology. She later went on to work at Bedford County Children and Youth Services for ten years and then started her career with the Human Services Program as a representative for the Department of Human Services in the office of Children, Youth and Families retiring in 2022.
Karla enjoyed shopping, crafting, and gardening. Karla also enjoyed caring for her animals, especially her dogs “Thor” and the late “Bear” and “Baxter”. She cherished time spent with her nieces and nephews and enjoyed supporting numerous charities.
Friends and Family will be received on Monday, May 15, 2023 at Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA from 6-8 P.M. and on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home with Pastor Fran Scott officiating.
Burial will be held at Bethel Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Karla to the Bedford Humane Society 182 Bohn Rd, Bedford, PA 15522
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