Karen Ann Hilty

12/19/1960 - 06/19/2024


Obituary For Karen Ann Hilty


Karen Ann Hilty, 63, passed away June 19, 2024 at her residence surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer and is now free of pain and is now in the arms of Jesus.

Karen was born December 19, 1960 in Bluffton to the late Herman G. and Myrtle Gay (Miller) Hilty.

Karen graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School. She worked at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora for fifteen years as a nurses aide, housekeeper and in laundry. She was a member of the Pandora Missionary Church. Karen had a love for children and the elderly. She loved to clean homes for the elderly and would baby sit for friends and family. Her love for others was contagious, her smile would light up the room and she always had a kind word to bless others with. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and was always excited to see her nieces and nephews and her great-nieces and great-nephews. Karen had a strong faith in Jesus and even in difficult days, she was trusting in Him. She will be greatly missed!

Survivors include her siblings, Rolland Hilty of New Paris, Ohio, Sheila (Steve) Harrigan of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Craig (Sarah) Hilty of Pandora, Elaine Basinger of Pandora, Steve (Brenda) Hilty of Pandora and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents Herman G. and Myrtle Gay Hilty and a brother-in-law, Brion Basinger.

Karen's services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Pandora Missionary Church. Pastor Matt Steiner officiating. Private burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora following the service. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pandora Missionary Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton is honored to be providing services to Karen's services.


29 Jun


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pandora Missionary Church 300 Rocket Ridge Road Pandora, OH 45877 Get Directions »
29 Jun

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Pandora Missionary Church 300 Rocket Ridge Road Pandora, OH 45877 Get Directions »
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  • 06/30/2024

    I just heard of Karen's passing. I didn't know she had been fighting cancer. She was always very sweet and cared for others, often putting them before herself. I'm glad to know she is now pain free and in the arms of her Heavenly Father and her beloved parents. RIP, sweet Karen.

  • 06/29/2024

    Karen was a nice caring person . So thoughtful would do anything for you . . I had some nice talks with Karen and some good laughs. I will miss her . She is in a better place now no pain . Diane Huber

  • 06/24/2024

    The Staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Karen and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 06/22/2024

    Karen the care you gave your mother during her illness and the care you provided your father in his life after the loss of your Mon can never be matched. As one of your older cousins, I watch in awe with the undevoted love you provided to all. We will miss you, but know you are with his almighty.... Love Cousin Cal Saltzman

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