December 21, 2023


Carol M. Karash, of Edwardsville, died on Thursday, December 21, 2023 in the Meadows Nursing Home, Dallas.

Born in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Ptak Starzes and graduated from Edwardsville High School. She enjoyed shopping, dinner with friends, going to the beach and was an avid reader. Carol was a very generous person to friends, family and charities. She spent most of her career in the banking industry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Karash Sr and brother, Edward Wesolowski.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Debbie, Bernard and Karen Karash; sister, Barbara Kelly; nieces and nephews.

Private family funeral service was held on Saturday, December 23, 2023 from the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville, with Reverend Richard Cirba officiating. Interment was held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

The family wishes to thank Sacred Heart Hospice and the Meadows for their kindness and compassionate care of Carol during her final days.


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