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1941 Karen 2022

Karen Sue Kilfoil

August 16, 1941 — May 31, 2022

Karen Sue Kilfoil, 80 of Tipton passed away at home on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. She was born in Tipton on August 16, 1941 to Don & Harriet (Emehiser) Hinds. Karen married Larry J. Kilfoil on April 28, 1962. They enjoyed 44 years of marriage before Larry died on February 21, 2007.

Karen’s entire work career was at Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Tipton. She was a member of the Hobbs Christian Church and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed instigating some good natured banter with them on a wide range of political and personal issues. Her quick wit and smart tongue will be greatly missed.

Survivors include one daughter, Amy Leitch and husband Ryan of Carmel; one brother, Mike Hinds and wife Janie, Windfall; her grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Odden, Matt Leitch, Jake (Alyssa) Leitch, Hannah Leitch, Keegan Kilfoil, Devon Kilfoil-Lewis; one great-grandchild, Corben McCance and a brother-in-law, Dick Bowlby.

Karen was preceded in death by two of her children, Jim Kilfoil and Kelley Kilfoil and her siblings Sherry Gasho, Emalie Bowlby, David Hinds and George Hinds.

The family is honoring Karen’s wishes to be cremated and not have any services. Young-Nichols Funeral Home is honored to assist Karen’s family with her arrangements.

Memorial contributions in honor of Karen may be made to the Tipton County 4-H program, 1200 S. Main Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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