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Karen Hunter

Karen J. Hunter (Hartman)

Thursday, April 4th, 1946 - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Karen J. Hunter, 73, of Scottsbluff, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at her home in Scottsbluff. Her memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Rick Wheatley officiating. Inurnment will be in the Danbury-Marion Cemetery near Danbury. The family respectfully request that memorials be given to Regional West Hospice or Disabled American Veterans.

Karen Joyce Hunter was born April 4, 1946, at Sutherland, Nebraska to Leo George and Mary Ellen (Fisher) Hartman. She grew up in Danbury working for the family business, Hartman Telephone Exchange. She met Gary Kilpatrick and they were married June 9, 1962. They moved to western Nebraska in 1973, where she owned and operated Bluffs Auto for 26 years. She married Clyde Hunter, November 6, 2009, at Torrington, Wyoming. She most recently owned and operated Kelley’s Liquor Cabinet with her son, Cory.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Hunter; daughter, Sheila Sterling of Laurens, South Carolina; sons, Devin (Becky) Kilpatrick of Fort Collins, Colorado, Cory (Koni) Kilpatrick of Scottsbluff and Justin Kumm of Scottsbluff; stepson, Eddie (Jeri) Hunter of Chugwater, Wyoming; sister, Rhonda (Johnnie) Marley of Moody, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kendall Kay Kilpatrick; husband, Gary Kilpatrick; and brother, Duane Hartman.
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    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 11:00am
    First Baptist Church
    3009 Avenue I
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    Pastor Rick Wheatley


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Phyllis Aller

Posted at 05:52pm
We sure did not know of Karen's passing until today when I just happened on to the Star-Herald web page. We would like Karen's children to know how sorry we were to read this. My husband and I were friends of Karen and Gary, and my husband Randall and Gary were in the drilling business together. We very much enjoyed them as friends and have lots of good memories. Happy trails Karen, you will be missed. Randall and Phyllis Aller.

Lisa Hinton

Posted at 04:58pm
So sorry for your families loss! I always enjoyed visiting with Karen at Kelly's. We had some great laughs, and conversations. She was such a genuine lady. I will miss you!

Rev. Gary Cole

Posted at 09:42pm
Cheri and I send our most sincere condolences to all the family of Karen. As the former pastor of First Baptist Church, I had the privilege of spending quality time with Karen in a number of settings. She was such a wonderful person, and opened her heart to me in ways that I will always hold dear. Every Sunday that she was able to attend the services, I knew that getting a "Karen hug" would make the day that much more special. Despite the things in her life's experiences that would be discouraging,, she kept her faith in how the Lord would bring her through any trial and struggle. She will be missed by my wife and I - and many others at First Baptist. God speed, Karen - enjoy your eternal life with Christ. Rev. Gary and Cheri Cole

Kathy (Bennett) Elliott and Family

Posted at 07:35pm
With loving memories of "Karen Hunter", Rest in Peace my most treasured friend.
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Andrew, Jennifer, Gage, Mira Hartman, Brad, Lea, K

Posted at 03:57pm
In our thoughts and prayers. With love
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