Karen S. Diehl, age 74, of Chillicothe, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at her home.
Karen was born on October 4, 1947 in Peoria, IL to Elwood J. and Dorothy (Yoder) Kyle.
Surviving are her children, Heather (Chad) Shafer of Chillicothe and Josh (Carrie) Diehl also of Chillicothe; her grandchildren, Caitlyn (Greg) Pace, Montana Bridgman, Kaleigh Diehl, Michael Diehl, Grant Diehl, Cole Bridgman, Olivia Diehl, Josiah Diehl, Samara Diehl and Moriah Diehl; her brothers, Bob Kyle and Don (Suzie) Kyle; her sisters, Joanne (Doug) Mooney and Sheryl (Pat) Hanley; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Malachi Diehl.
Karen worked in banking for over 35 years. She had worked for Commerce Bank, First National Bank and retired as a loan assistant from Mid-Illinois Bank. She also volunteered for many organizations. Heritage Health in Chillicothe, the American Legion and Helping Hands in Chillicothe were just a few she volunteered for. She loved her family and her grand-dogs and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials in her name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Neighborhood House in Peoria. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.