Katherine (Karen)'s Story

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PRINCETON — Katherine (Karen) Scott Lilly, 70, of Princeton died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Christian Care Home in Princeton. Born August 10, 1946 in Princeton she was the daughter of the late Dr. Scott H. Lilly and Beth Mahood Lilly.
Karen was a graduate of Princeton High School, a graduate of Concord College with a BS Degree in Medical Technology and received her MBA from Marshall University. She was a retired Medical Technologist and Director of Laboratory at Princeton Community Hospital with thirty years service. Karen was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Princeton and the Delphians.
Karen was a special aunt to both Amy and Meg and a wonderful great aunt to Caleb, Alex, and Edward. She was a big part of their lives. From helping to care for sick little ones to travelling hundreds of miles with Meg for conferences, she was always there for them. She touched many lives with her humor and compassion. She loved road trips, whether it was fishing in Michigan, elk hunting in Colorado, or spending time at her camp in Tennessee. She was an avid animal lover and had many special dogs during her lifetime.
Survivors include her twin sister, Tish Lilly Coleman and husband Ron of Princeton; nieces, Amy Coleman Montgomery and husband Dr. Dan Montgomery of Princeton, Meg Coleman Carpenter and husband Jason of Princeton; great nephews, Alex and Edward Montgomery and Caleb Carpenter also of Princeton; special friends, Pete and Brenda Syres of Princeton, Debbie Thomas of Narrows, VA, and Kathy Coleman of Princeton; and her work buddies, Deby Templeton and Lesia Bowling, both of Princeton.
The family is forever grateful for the loving care Karen received during her last months at Christian Care in Princeton. In keeping with Karen's wishes, her body has been cremated and there will be no visitation. A memorial service and committal will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Reverend Aubrey Whitlow officiating. Inurnment will follow at Athens Cemetery at a later date.
In memory of Karen, donations me be made to Christian Care, 186 Winfrey Lane, Princeton, WV 24739 or the New Hope United Methodist Church, 422 New Hope Rd., Princeton, WV 24740. On line condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 10, 2017
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