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Karen Hotz

August 13, 1946 — August 18, 2019

Karen K. Hotz, age 73, of Chillicothe, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Karen was born on August 13, 1946 in Logansport, IN to Ernest and Marjorie (Draper) Trent. She married Jerry L. Hotz on August 2, 1969 in Toulon, IL.

Surviving is her husband, Jerry; her children, Stephanie (Ron) Renken of Milwaukee, WI and Ryan (Heather) Hotz of Macomb, IL; three grandchildren, Cadence, Mackenzie and Easton Hotz; and her brother, Tom (Connie) Trent of Dunlap, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Karen was a hairdresser and had worked in retail before she started in the cafeteria at Illinois Valley Central High School, where she worked for several years before she retired. Karen had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion, Chillicothe First United Methodist Church and the German-American Central Society. Karen also loved cooking and baking and she enjoyed gathering together with family and friends.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Visitation will also be on Friday at the funeral home beginning at 4pm. Rev. Ray Harrison will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.


AUG 23. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Memorial Service

AUG 23. 6:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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