Beatrice Karp passed away peacefully on March 3 after a brief illness at age of 86 years. A private family burial was held March 5, followed by a community memorial service at Beth El Synagogue.
Bea was predeceased by her parents, Rosa and Moritz Stern, two loving husbands, Robert Pappenheimer and Harold Karp, and her long time companion, Lee White.
She is survived by her four daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanne Pappenheimer (Mark), Jeany Soshnik (Ron), Deborah Pappenheimer (Art), and Nancy Kutler (Howard); seven grandchildren: Danny, Michael, Leah, Rachel, Arielle, Ben, and Sarah; two great-grandchildren: George and Audrey, with another great-grandchild on the way; and sister, Susie Phillips.
Beatrice was a Holocaust survivor and shared her story with thousands of children and adults. She was very active within the Jewish community and proudly served on the boards of the Institute of Holocaust Education and the Anti-Defamation League. Bea received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the Jewish Federation of Omaha.
Memorials may be made in Beatrice’s memory to the Institute of Holocaust Education and the Anti-Defamation League, 333 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, NE, 68154, or Beth El Synagogue, 14506 California Street, Omaha, NE, 68154.