Karen E. Ermlich 83 of Elco passed on Thursday January 13, 2022 at UPMC Presby. Born in Elco on June 1, 1938, a daughter of William Barr and Sara Harriet Davenport Kennedy. Karen was a graduate of California High School. She was always a worker starting at the age of sixteen. Karen retired as head cook after 29 years at California High School. She was a Methodist by faith. Karen belonged to multiple card clubs in the area and enjoyed going to the Meadows. She especially enjoyed spending time with her daughter Michelle and her family in N. Huntingdon. Karen is survived by 6 children; David L. (Robin) Scrip Jr. of Monongahela, Kimberly (Michael) Kennedy of Fallowfield Twp., Kathy (Frank) Barber of Pleasantville, Michelle (John) Masten of N. Huntingdon, Dana Rae Baker of Fayette City and Susan E. (Peter) Willis of Jacksonville, FL, 16 grandchildren; Sheena (Rian) Caldwell, Brandon (Chrissy) Barber, Chad Kennedy, Cally Masten, Zachary (Justina) Kennedy, Rebecca Scrip, Cody, Olivia and Noah Masten, Amanda (David) Engel, Shaun (Angela) Baker, Stephanie Baker-Espejo (Jesus), Ada Willis, Elizabeth (Nathan) Bugbee, Kelly (George) Erdel, and James and Stephen Stewart and 15 great-grandchildren; Gabriella, Alexis and Shaun James (SJ) Baker, Marco, Lilly and Jullian Espejo, James Willis, Morgan Bugbee ,Samuel, Grace, Thomas Erdel, Logan, Benjamin and Finn Caldwell and Harper Barber. Also surviving are her brother and sister-in-law Bill and Kay Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond E. Ermlich, a brother and sister-in-law Ray and Joann Kennedy and step-daughter Barbara Stewart. Visitation will be held on Tuesday January 18, 2022 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 19th at 10:00am with Pastor Daniel Grimes. Interment will follow at Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela.