Karen DiefenderferIn Loving Memory…

Karen Ann Diefenderfer

Karen Ann Diefenderfer, 81, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born April 5, 1941, in Austin, Minnesota, daughter of the late Elmer and Olga (Tetzloff) Jaeger. On June 21, 1959, in Warrensburg, she married Carl Lee Diefenderfer, who preceded her in death on July 22, 2019.

Karen worked for Medical Center Pharmacy for over 30 years. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Karen was an avid quilter and member of the Sedville Quilt Guild. She enjoyed reading, sewing, needlework and bird watching. She was outgoing, giving and loved her family.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sarah Huechteman (husband, Randy), of Melissa, TX, and Jennifer Walsh (husband, Michael), of Alamo, CA; three grandchildren, Emily Huechteman, Andrew Huechteman (wife, Courtney), and Carly Walsh; a great-grandson, Knox; and a sister, LeAnn Fletcher, of Lee’s Summit.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Jaeger.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Heckart Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sedalia Animal Shelter, in care of Heckart Funeral Home.



8 Responses

  1. May you find peace and remember the great times you spent with your mom.

  2. Karen mentored me in my quilting journey. She showed me her favorite tools, and taught me so much. I appreciated her dedication. So sorry for your loss

  3. Prayers for the family 🙏 .
    Karen was a special lady and will greatly be missed.

  4. Sorry for your loss Jennifer . Moms are so very special . Moms are a gift for all of us. Prayers and hugs to you Jennifer and your Family in this time of loss

  5. Jennifer, Your mom was a special friend and neighbor to me!
    Prayers for you & all your family !

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