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Karen Ann Ralston

  • On October 26, 2018

Karen Ann Ralston of Upper St. Clair, PA on October 25, 2018. Loving daughter of the late Carl and Victoria Kleemann of Dormont, PA. Devoted wife of 51 years to Robert S. Ralston of Upper St. Clair. Adored mother of Robert C. Ralston (Rena) and Richard J. Ralston (Kelly) and grandmother to Abbey, who is in Heaven, and Maura Ralston. Caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was loved by all who knew her.

After graduation from Clarion University, she went on to teach at Chartiers Valley and Upper St. Clair School Districts. Karen served in many capacities at Westminster Presbyterian Church including elder, deacon, and Sunday school teacher. Through her ministry, she shared the love of Christ and made many life long dear friends.

Karen shared her love in every aspect of her life and had a gift to making everyone she met feel important and valued.

A memorial service will be held in her honor at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 17 at 10am. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Abbey’s Toy Drive, 3240 Postgate Drive Bethel Park, PA 15102 or Westminster Presbyterian Church Music Program, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241.

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Janie Capozzi
  • Oct 27 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful women with a kind loving heart. I had the pleasure teaching her grand-daughter at Westminster whom she loved with all her heart. My deepest sympathy.
Jeff and Julie Gilbert, Pinehurst, NC
  • Oct 28 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ralston family. Karen’s sincere warmth made the world a better place for everyone she touched.
Nancy Prince Thomas
  • Oct 29 2018
I still find it hard to express any words for my shock and sadness on the loss of Karen. She was a wonderful person with a beautiful soul and I feel so very lucky to have known her. I will miss our "girlie talks," her laughter, her kindness but most of all I will just simply miss her. Prayerful blessings to Bob, Rick and Bob. Nancy Prince Thomas
Jamie Gilbert and Annette Kluck
  • Oct 29 2018
I will never forget the kindness and genoroiosty she expressed in every visit to her home. She will be truly missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and those she touched.
Dustin and Lisa Baldis
  • Nov 2 2018
We are truly sorry for your loss. Mrs. Ralston was such a great person showing kindness every time we would see her. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family in this time of sorrow.
Tim Clark
  • Nov 6 2018
So sorry to hear about Karen, what a sweet sweet lady! ! ! Really enjoyed knowing her.
Sandy and Marshall Goldstein
  • Nov 9 2018
We are so sorry to hear about your loss Prayers go out to the Ralston Family
Ruth Black
  • Nov 16 2018
Karen was a beautiful person. So much personality. I loved our chats about Dressing for success, floral fabrics and checkered pillows. She adored Maura and was so proud of her. She will be missed especially on the Westminster Church "Design Team" with Lois Kienhotz The walls and furnishings of the church. artfully decorated, thanks to Karen and Lois.