Karen Marie (Hessler) Ladika, 47, of Steelton died Monday, February 20, 2023 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
She worked as a hostess at Lancaster Brewing Company, Harrisburg. She attended Cedar Cliff High School. She was a loving mother, and her children were everything to her and more. She was deeply loved by everyone she met and will truly be missed.
She was born February 26, 1975 in Harrisburg to Terry Michael Hessler of New Cumberland and Eva M. (Clark) Troup of Hummelstown. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Steven Hessler; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Jeanne Hessler; and maternal grandparents, Willaim and Eva Clark.
She is survived by her children, Jocelynn Hessler (Jim) of New Cumberland, Madisyn and Mayson Miller, both of Steelton; half sister, Jill (Justin) Manlove of New Cumberland, aunts and uncles, Tom Hessler (Patricia) of Mechanicsburg, Kathleen (Machamer) Frank of New Cumberland, Cindy Cicak (Kevin) of New Cumberland, Gwen Hessler of Mechanicsburg, Lori Lund (Joe) of Mechanicsburg; Sarah MacMillan of Palmyra, Karen Clark of Newport, Yvonne Urquhart of Camp Hill, and Bill Clark of Duncannon; and several cousins.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4pm Sunday, February 26th at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am Monday at St. Theresa Parish, 1300 Bridge Street, New Cumberland.
Private Committal will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111, https://www.bishopmcdevitt.org/mcd/, Saint Theresa School, 1200 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070, https://www.sainttheresaschool.org/domain/164 or Saint Catherine Laboure School, 4020 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA 17111, https://sclhbg.org/school/
A Trust Fund on behalf of the children is in the process of being created. If you have questions or need more information, please email MillerTrustFund2023@gmail.com.