Karla Ruth Moran
Karla Ruth Moran
  • May 17, 1960 - October 3, 2015
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Karla Ruth Moran, 55 of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2015 at CAMC-Memorial after a short illness.

Karla was born on May 17, 1960 to the late Albert and Anna Lounette Moran.

Karla was born with Down Syndrome in a time where life expectancies were minimal and institutions were recommended. Her mother was determined to give her the best life she could. Karla attended Oakvale School in Harlem Heights. Karla’s mother took care of her until her passing on New Year’s Eve 2004. Karla then made her home with her sister, Lisa Naylor who preceded her in death in March of 2014. Karla never met a stranger and was loved and cherished by many.

Survivors include her brother-in-law, Tim Naylor, who graciously cared for her after Lisa’s death; her sisters, Janice McGuffin of Waynesboro, VA and Freda Brock of Knightstown, IN; nieces, Anita Williams and Holly Naylor; nephews, Timothy Naylor, Scott and Steven McGuffin; many great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; special friends, Thomas and Jennifer Ball of Bluefield; special caregivers, Jonnetta Pannell and Terri Beth Ball.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Danny Goins officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family will receive friends from 11 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

For those wishing to express your condolences to the Moran family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Pallbearers will be Tim Naylor, Thomas Ball, Devin McDowell, Darian McDowell, Hank Seay, and Charles Seay.

The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.