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Karen Wilson

September 24, 1946 — December 24, 2020

Karen Sue Wilson, age 74, of Chillicothe, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.

Karen was born on September 24, 1946 in Perry County, Ohio to Edward and Lucy (Crist) Gill. She married Armond K. Wilson on April 2, 1967 at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Ohio. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2018. Also preceding her in death are her parents and her siblings, Jackie Holbrook and Jim, Benny and Bill Gill.

Surviving are her children, William Wilson of Tucson, AZ and Valorie Wilson of Chillicothe, IL; her grandchildren, Erika (Chase) Keith of Morton, IL and Kain Smedley of Peoria, IL; and two great-grandchildren, Harper SueAnn Keith and Kaydence Smedley. Also surviving are her siblings, John Gill, Sally Hall, Mary Holter, Charlie (Joan) Gill, Patty (Bill) Wilson, and Steve (Pam) Gill; and many nieces and nephews.
Karen worked for Canteen Caterpillar for over 30 years before she retired. In her younger years she enjoyed playing on volleyball leagues and she enjoyed swimming at Pearce Community Center, playing pinochle and going dancing with Armond at The Hub.

A public visitation will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Current Covid mitigations will be in effect with restrictions on social distancing and face coverings. A private service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the funeral home with burial at Princeville Cemetery immediately following at 2pm. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made through


JAN 3. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

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

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