Mr. Howard John Karns, 134 North Street, retired oil employee for CWOD, succumbed Friday, March 4, in a Los Angeles hospital. Mr. Karns was born in Laurence County, Penn., Sept. 14, 1884 and had been a resident of California since 1908. He is survived by his widow, Birdie; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Thompson, Taft; a son, Pete of Whittier; two brothers Ed E. of Taft and Ernest R. of Santa Fe Springs; sister Mrs. Mabel Cook of Compton and eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Erickson and Brown Funeral Chapel with Evangelist G. Dudley Stout of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in the West Side District Cemetery.