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Karen Rose Vallance

July 2, 1939 — November 4, 2023

Lima, Ohio

Karen Rose Vallance, 84, passed away on November 4, 2023, at her residence.

Karen was born on July 2, 1939, in Bluffton, Ohio to Lester Diehl and Virginia (Smith) Watts. In June of 1983, she married Robert Vallance who preceded her in death.

Karen enjoyed arts, crafts, baking, and cooking. She loved to knit caps for local cancer center patients. Karen loved her children, grandchildren and her dogs, Little Bit, Poncho, and Chico.

She is survived by her children, Amy (Tim) McMains, Elizabeth Hackman, and Donald Butler; stepchildren, Teresa Vallance, Ronda (Arthur) Prowant and Robert Vallance Jr; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Sharon (Doyt) Sheets.

She is preceded in death by sons, Bill Butler, and Chris Butler; a stepson, Joseph Vallance; 2 sisters, and 2 brothers.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at

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