Fani Karfis, age 74 of Pella, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Estates of St. Louis Park in Minnesota. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 11:00 am at Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe. Visitation will take place also on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ottumwa Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The daughter of Vagelis and Matina (Aliberti) Bogiatzi, Fani was born on October 28, 1947, in Athens, Greece. She was united in marriage to Theodore S. Karfis October 16, 1966. She moved to New York in 1972 and then to Iowa in 1978. She helped her husband in running Ted's Pizza.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Debbie and her husband Taki and Steve Karfis; five grandchildren, Gia, Paul, Teddy, Valentino and Alice; and her siblings, Nikolaos, Popi, George, Yiannis, Nektaria, Argiro, Dimitris, and Thanasis. Preceding Fani in death were her parents, and husband, Ted.
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There are no words that can take away the pain that you are feeling. There is no one in this world like your mother.
I always admired Thea Fani's kindness, generosity, and caring nature. Her smile, laugh, and larger than life personality was contagious. The love she showed her family and friends was unconditional and heartwarming.
Thea Fani was a special woman, I will miss her dearly. I know your mom is watching over you and protecting you. Your mom’s spirit will continue to guide you just as she did when she was here in the physical world. She will always be with you and her memory will live on forever.
Sending our love and deepest condolences,
Despina Karfis and family
Our deepest sympathy of the loss to both your parents. May their memory be eternal.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Fani Karfis by Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Emmanouilidis & Family.
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My Dearest Family, I’m not sure what to say in the face of such a difficult loss. Just want you to know that I feel your pain, and I share in your sadness. I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us, like a Mother and Father, they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we’ve lost makes them a part of us. My memories of my Godmother stem from an early age. I always longed for those brief visits to Chicago. I remember such a loving, vibrant, and exuberant soul! I remember running and jumping into her arms sooooo excited to see her, and of course the two of you! On a couple of occasions she would take off her necklace of the cross and give it to me. A sign and symbol of protection, and love from a distance. I will cherish those moments forever! She will be missed by many! My Heartfelt Condolences. Love Always, Maria Karfis
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Fani Karfis by Maria Karfis.
Peace, Prayers and Blessings, May her memory be eternal, and may you find peace during this difficult time. I love you all!Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Fani Karfis by Rohanna Bachu.
I am honored and blessed to have known your Mother. I will never forget her kindness, her laugh, her smile and endless generosity. May God give her eternal rest. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this dark time in your life and may God give you the peace you seek. I love you all.
Love - Rohanna Bachu