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Karen Charlotte Hillarides

1955 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Karen Charlotte Hillarides Obituary
Karen Charlotte Hilarides, age 58, of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at home. She was born on March 1, 1955, in Grand Rapids to Roger, Sr. and Joan (Hunter) Hilarides.

Karen was a 1973 graduate of Amos Alanzo Stagg High School in Illinois. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Blackburn College in 1977, and her MBA at Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business in 1980. Over the years, Karen had worked as a Business Analyst for three companies: Transamerica Corporation in California, Herman Miller in Zeeland, and Farmers Insurance in Caledonia. Karen enjoyed needlework with the "Worth Stitchers" and quilting with the "Gate Crashers" and "Pumpkin Patchers". She especially adored her two cats, Chessie and Rhett.

Karen is lovingly remembered by her mother, Joan M. Hilarides; sister, Sally L. Hilarides; and two brothers, RADM William (Beverly) Hilarides, and Roger (Lisa Tatum) Hilarides, Jr. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Robert McParland, Ben and Candice Hilarides, and Connor and Gavin Hilarides. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Hilarides, Sr. in 2005.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home in Grand Haven with Rev. Dr. Kathryn Roberts officiating. Visitation will be 6–8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of Holland are appreciated. Interment will be in Port Sheldon Cemetery. Please sign the family's online guest book at www.vbkfuneralhome.com.

The family is being served by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Grand Haven.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Feb. 18, 2014
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