MARY “KAY” (HILL) KARNES

1951-2019

OAKWOOD – Mary “Kay” (Hill) Karnes, age 68, of Oakwood, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6 at the Community Health Professionals Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born Jan. 7, 1951 in Paulding to the late Anson and Adella (Deroy) Hill.

Kay was a STNA and had formerly worked at the Amvets in Defiance. She was a member of the Defiance Church of the Brethren and the Amvets in Defiance.

She is survived by her children, Shane (Amy) Shaffer of Oakwood and Shawna (Rudy) Burkley of Payne; a brother, Johnny (Karen) Hill of Maryland; a sister, Ruth Ann (Bob) Ford of Defiance; nine grandchildren; and six soon to be seven great grandchildren.

Kay was also preceded in death by a brother, David Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Defiance Church of the Brethren with a luncheon immediately following the service.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the church or Community Health Professionals Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family.