Karen Berkery, 63, of Havelock, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

Karen Berkery, 63, of Havelock, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She served as a teacher’s assistant at Gurganus Elementary School for 19 years.

Funeral and burial will be in Knox, Pa.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Mike Berkery; one daughter, Mindy Berkery; one son, Tim Berkery; father, Gene A. Lenk; and siblings, Gene A. Lenk, Joyce Lloyd, John Lenk and Marilyn Grimm.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Karen Berkery Foundation, c/o State Employees Credit Union, 2420 Hwy. 70 East, New Bern, NC 28560.