Karen Marie Hilty

Karen Marie Hilty

Lancaster, SC - Karen Marie Hilty, 73, of Lancaster, SC, and formerly Hudson, OH, died on Saturday, November 28, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Karen was born on August 3, 1947 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of Julia Kaucheck and the late Joesph Kaucheck. She was a graduate of both Kent State University (Bachelor's in Education and Psychology) and University of Akron (Master's in Clinical Psychology). She began her career as a physical education teacher at Ellenwood Elementary School in Bedford, OH and therapist. She continued as a successful entrepreneur, business owner, saleswoman, and realtor. These are just a few of the many accomplishments that Karen achieved during her lifetime. In 1990, Karen co-founded a small real estate investment company, Kareg Enterprises. Since 2001, Karen also worked as Realtor and Office Manager of the Kiawah Seabrook Group of Dunes Properties.

In addition to her hard-work ethic, Karen was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. She loved competing! She had a passion for aviation, one that she enthusiastically shared with her son. Karen also loved the arts and traveling. She shared many excellent adventures traveling across the globe with her best friend, Regina, family, and friends. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hudson, OH before her move to SC. A vast appreciation for nature, one of Karen's favorite places to be was on Kiawah Island where she was a member of the Kiawah Island Club and spent early mornings as part of the Island's Turtle Patrol. Vibrant and outgoing, Karen never met a stranger. She lived her life to the fullest and valued quality and fullness of life over anything. She will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Survivors include her mother, Julia Kaucheck of Twinsburg, OH; brother, Joseph Kaucheck of Union City, CA; son, Kenneth "Chad" Hilty and wife, Sarah, of Greensboro, NC; granddaughter, Ashley.

A Celebration of life service will be held by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate. Arrangements by Palmetto Funeral Home, www.palmettofh.com.

Posted online on December 06, 2020